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Driver smashes into fire hydrant sending geyser of water into sky

A car smashed into a fire hydrant early Tuesday morning in Palm Springs.

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.

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