A woman slammed her car into a fire hydrant along 166th Street today, shearing it and creating a large geyser of water near the front of the Cerritos .
The accident on 166th Street occurred about 1 p.m. when the woman, who reportedly had medical issues, said she had "blacked out" prior to the crash, Deputy Jake Boersma of the said.
She was transported to La Palma Intercommunity Hospital for treatment, the deputy added.
City workers on the grounds immediately responded to the scene and quickly turned off the damaged hydrant, according to a witness at the scene.
No one else was injured in the accident.
Editor's Note: Patch reader Ken Russell alerted us to this crash and also provided us with a photo of the damaged hydrant. We encourage Patch readers to let us know when they see or hear interesting news in the neighborhood. You are our eyes and ears on the street and we always welcome your photos and tips!