New York firefighters smash car's windows to access fire hydrant
The Volkswagen driver was also fined by the NYPD for illegally parking in front of a fire hydrant.
The Volkswagen driver is far from the first to have had their windows broken by the fire department after blocking a hydrant.In August 2020, a BMW driver had his windows smashed after he left his car parked in front of a fire hydrant in the Bronx for four days when a fire broke out nearby, as reported by the
New York Post. The fire department smashed both of the car's front windows and wove the hose through to gain access to the hydrant.In California in February 2019, the Anaheim Fire and Rescue Department shared a series of photos of a car that had both its back windows broken after it had parked in front of the hydrant, as reported by
USA Today.The Anaheim fire department explained that the hose did not fit under the car and that placing the hose on top of the car would likely create more damage than breaking two windows.A fire engine turning onto Broadway on November 28, 2018, in New York City. New York fire fighters had to smash a car's windows after the Volkswagen illegally parked in front of a fire hydrant. headtopics.comRead more: Newsweek »
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Ha ha ha -yes the rules apply to idiots too That’s normal if you are parked illegally news? Good Good Why is this news? You park in front of a fire hydrant this is what happens if there is fire in area and need to use hydrant. Good. Lesson learned.