A two car crash left an intersection flooded, after shearing a hydrant, in Hawthorne late Sunday night.
The crash occurred around 11:30 p.m. Sunday at the intersection of El Segundo Boulevard and Prairie Avenue, police said. As a result of the crash, one of the vehicles sheared a hydrant and hit a light pole, police said.
All three occupants in that vehicle, including a child, were transported to a hospital with injuries, but expected to survive, Los Angeles County Fire Department Supervisor Michael Pittman said. The solo occupant of the second vehicle suffered no injuries.
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Police stated that prior to the crash, the city was experiencing a large blackout, including the location of the crash. The blackout is believed to have contributed to the crash, officials said.
The water department arrived on scene and shut-off the water supply to the sheared hydrant. The intersection was closed for approximately two hours and was re-opened just after 2:30 a.m..