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Hit and run driver crashes into fire hydrant

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San Diego (CBS 8) - Police Friday are searching for a driver who hit a fire hydrant and fled in the hotel circle area. 

The accident happened in front of the Vagabond at 625 Hotel Circle South just after midnight. Fire crews said an SUV struck the hydrant and had significant damage on the right front wheel.

The driver bailed from the car and took off going eastbound. SDPD arrived and shut down the street while firefighters attempted to shut off the water that was shooting up 50 feet in the air.

The fire crews were unsuccessful, and had to call the water department. 

The water was turned off a few hours later. 

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