Emergency crews were called to Stedman Street in Lowell at about 8:50 p.m., for what was initially reported as a rollover accident.
Crews arrived to learn the Silver BMW pictured below had tipped a bit, but did not rollover.
The car was driving outbound on Stedman Street when it struck a fire hydrant, pictured below, and tore the fire hydrant out of the ground.
Two adults, a man and a woman, and three female minors suffered injuries that were not life-threatening.
All five were taken to city hospitals after they were treated by firefighters, paramedics, and Trinity Ambulance EMTs.
Stedman Street was closed for about 30 minutes while those in the car were cared for and the scene was cleaned up.
The fire hydrant ended up in the street about 10 to 15 feet from where it was struck.
I couldn’t get ages or names of those involved because police said getting them into ambulances and to treatment was the top priority.
It’s tough to argue with logic like that.
Police will follow up at the hospital to find out who was involved here and to complete their investigation.
I’m glad this wasn’t actually a rollover. A car full of two adults and three kids rolling over would not have been a nice thing to see.
Hopefully these folks are just shaken up.