A car smashed into a fire hydrant early Tuesday morning in Palm Springs at the intersection of East Ramon Road and South Calle El Segundo sending a river of water rushing into nearby curbs and storm drains.
The collision resulted in an uncontrolled geyser shooting skyward until the water flow could be shut off at approximately 6:00 a.m.
The collision was first reported to police at 2:40 a.m.
There was no immediate word on any injuries, or citations.
A white BMW sedan parked in the intersection appeared to have damage to its front passenger side bumper.
The immediate roadway there was closed for a time, but no major traffic impacts were reported.