A teenager learning to drive crashed into a fire hydrant, shearing it from its foundation. Photo via OnSceneTV

A teenage driver with a learner’s permit hit a fire hydrant Sunday afternoon, sending water shooting into the air in Chula Vista.

According to OnSceneTV, the youngster was going too fast to navigate a curve on Northwoods Drive near Alder Grove Way when the Volkswagen sedan he was driving left the road, hitting a fire hydrant and three trees at about 2 p.m. Sunday in a residential area of East Chula Vista.

No one was injured, according to the OnSceneTV report. The boy was driving with a friend and his mother when the crash happened.

Water shot into the some 40 to 50 feet and flooded down the street for about a half hour until a technician from the Otay Water District could get the line shut off.

As a result, water was also shut off to many of the surrounding homes.

In additional to the Otay Water District, crews from the Chula Vista Fire Department, as well as the Chula Vista Police Department, were at the scene working to restore service and clear the mess.

There were no other details available.

— Staff report

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