(MURFREESBORO) A two car crash occured shortly after 10:00 o'clock Thursday morning (11/14/2019) in the city's historic district. Paramedics with Rutherford County Emergency Medical Services took one person to the ER at St. Thomas Rutherford Hospital with non-life threatening injuries.
Murfreesboro Water's Operations Manager Jimmy Stacey told WGNS that a North Maney Avenue motorist failed to stop at the intersection and ran into another car traveling on East Lytle Street.
He explained, "One of the cars ran into the yard on the corner, clipped the fire hydrant and tore-down several trees."
The heavy flow of water from the hydrant created large amounts of mud in the roadway.
Stacey felt that with temps scheduled to dip into the mid 20s overnight, crews from Murfreesboro Water Resources Department had a limited amount of time to repair the hydrant and clear the roads before it created icy roadways. The team had the job completed before temps got out of the mild temperatures.
They put the leaves and debris into a pile, which was vacuumed by the City Street Department.
When asked if tax payers would get the obviously hefty clean-up bill, he indcated it goes to the insurance company of the responsible driver of the vehicle.