SUV hits hydrant, light pole, two electrocuted
Geyser from fire hydrant sheared by SUV that hit it streams high into air in Los Angeles Wednesday night / KCBS-TV
(CBS/AP) LOS ANGELES Authorities say two women were killed and six people injured, all but one from electric shock, when an SUV knocked over a fire hydrant and a light pole in Los Angeles and live wires hit water.
The damage to the hydrant sent a geyser of water streaming high into the air.
Los Angeles fire spokesman Erik Scott said all the victims were shocked except the driver after the Wednesday night crash in the San Fernando Valley.
Police told CBS Los Angeles station KCBS-TV the women who lost their lives were Good Samaritans who tried to help the motorist.
Firefighters told the station the women were electrocuted trying to rescue the driver, who was trapped inside his car.
The other injured were apparently trying to help previous victims as the SUV sat on the front lawn of a home.
The six survivors had minor injuries. Five were taken to hospitals.
Firefighters worked to treat the injured and shut down the water and power with help from city workers.
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