Vermont Knolls Hydrant Physical Rescue


At 12:11 a.m. Wednesday morning, LAFD responded to a reported hydrant crash near the intersection of Manchester Ave and Vermont Ave. Crews located a two car collision with a van and Cadillac which sheared a hydrant, with two persons trapped, and began operations to extricate. The patients were extricated after approximately 15 minutes. Both were transported in critical condition, with a third transported in serious but stable condition to a local hospital. DWP was requested for the hydrant. It is unknown if alcohol or weather were factors in the crash. LAPD Central Traffic Division will be handling the investigation. The hydrant was shut off at approximately 12:55 AM.