A motorist who may have misjudged a turn in Lake Elsinore rolled the SUV she was driving and landed on a fire hydrant, causing damage that forced a road closure late Monday night and into Tuesday morning.
The 51-year-old female driver from Lake Elsinore suffered minor injuries after she attempted to make the sharp left turn onto Corydon Road from the northbound side of Mission Trail leaving Wildomar. According to Sgt. David Sanches from the Lake Elsinore Sheriff's Station, the woman rolled the Honda CR-V during the turn and landed sideways on the fire hydrant.
The crash happened shortly before midnight and damaged the hydrant -- gushing water forced the closure of Corydon. Elsinore Valley Municipal Water District arrived on scene and shut the water off at 12:30 a.m.
The sergeant said officials were investigating whether there was a mechanical problem with the SUV, and he confirmed that alcohol or drugs were not factors in the crash.
The woman was transported via an ambulance to a local hospital.
At press time it was estimated that Corydon at Mission Trail would be closed to westbound traffic until at least 1 a.m. --Daniel Lane contributed to this report.