SAN DIEGO (CBS 8) - On Wednesday, a man was injured after crashing his SUV into a fire hydrant in Scripps Ranch, creating a geyser. 

The incident occurred Wednesday afternoon right in front of Jerabek Elementary School on Avenida Magnifica. 

A witness said he heard a loud noise and came outside to find water shooting into the air. 

He said the driver was bleeding and did not remember what happened. 

Fire officials said the accident was a tragic example of the importance of wearing a seat belt. 

"The man injured in the vehicle accident, his injuries and the damage inside the vehicle do not support the claim that he was wearing a seat belt," said a fire official. 

There is no word on what caused the accident. 

Crews were able to shut off the water in about 15-minutes.