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Car Jumps Sidewalk, Takes Out Sign, Fire Hydrant

MAMARONECK, N.Y. -- A car knocked over a street sign and fire hydrant Wednesday night after jumping the sidewalk near the intersection of E Boston Post Road and S Barry Avenue.

The driver, a 72-year-old Village of Mamaroneck man, was speeding toward Rye on E Boston Post Road around 7:30 p.m. when he lost control of the car. Both he and the passenger, a 70-year-old Village woman, were taken to Sound Shore Medical Center for injuries, according to published reports.

The car took out the S Barry Avenue street sign located across from the Applebees, as well as a fire hydrant. Thursday morning, the Department of Public Works repaired the fire hydrant, which didn't shoot water 20 feet into the air when it was hit, said Ken Lindhjem, of the Westchester Joint Water Works.

"They've got breakaway bolts," Lindhjem said. "The car hits it and the hydrant automatically snaps off."

Wednesday's accident left skidmarks on the fire hydrant, which needed new gaskits, caps and bolts.

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