Freak accident: Driver drowns after car hits fire hydrant


(WPXI) A simple fender bender in Florida ended up costing a man his life.

Witnesses said an elderly man accidentally hit a fire hydrant. The driver, Robert Dreyer, seemed OK at first. Then witnesses said as soon as he stepped out of the car, the ground gave way under him.

Dreyer immediately dropped into a five- or six-foot hole.

“The water pressure was so strong that it sucked him in and pulled him into the hole,” said Pedro Rodriquez.