Car Crashes Into Hydrant and House in Old Town 

It was a close call at a home in Old Town Saturday…as a vehicle came careening into the front yard.It happened at the intersection of Fourth and Center Streets at about 9 a-m.Officer Debbie Holmes says a driver ran a stop sign and into the path of an oncoming Jeep.The Jeep driver swerved to avoid the car, and in the process, drove over a fire hydrant and came to a stop against the house.Holmes says the hydrant stopped the Jeep from doing serious damage to the home.The driver of the car was taken to the hospital with minor injuries.Holmes says this isn’t the first time she’s seen an accident like this one in that area.Water district and Fire Department crews were called in to help repair the damage to the hydrant.Holmes says so far, no charges have been filed.Traffic in the area was backed up for some time while crews cleaned up the scene and worked to repair the hydrant.