Car hits fire hydrant in Jefferson City

Water gushed from a broken water main after a car hit a hydrant on Industrial drive near Dix road late Monday morning.

According to an officer on the scene, the driver lost control of the vehicle and over-corrected, which resulted in the vehicle veering off the road and into the hydrant.

Police arrived on the scene to divert traffic along a stretch of Industrial Drive spanning from Dix Road to Hart Street while crews from the fire department and water company worked to contain the scene.

The crash also caused significant damage to cars parked in the area, as windshields were struck by rocks launched into the air by the water surging from the broken water main.