Dump Truck Causes more than $10,000.00 in Damages to Fiske Boulevard
According to an article in the Hometown News (03/28/08) the driver of a dump truck failed to notice a fire hydrant when dumping a load of dirt. The driver of the dump truck, Mr. Wynn, of Palm Bay, FL, struck the fire hydrant while preparing to dump dirt onto a residential lawn, located at the 400 block of Fiske Boulevard, in Cocoa, FL. According to Barbara Mathews, a spokesperson for the Cocoa Police Department, the top of the fire hydrant broke off, causing the water to rush out, washing the loose dirt into the street. Resulting in the closure of Fiske Boulevard, from West Highland to School Street, as Cocoa City workers attempted to cap the ruptured waterline. The damage was estimated at more than $10,000.00.