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Australian driver gets unwanted car wash

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A probationary driver gets himself in hot water  
September 14, 1998
Web posted at: 6:04 p.m. EDT (2204 GMT)

MELBOURNE, Australia (CNN) -- A Sunday drive Down Under got turned upside down by a probationary driver, his car, and a fire hydrant.

The driver ran over the hydrant, sending water gushing out into the car. He was then forced to stand by and watch as his car got an impromptu bath.

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Then things got a little more serious. Water smashed through the car's rear hatch as the pressure built up, spraying glass and metal onto the road. Authorities were even worried the water might flood nearby houses. But after struggling valiantly, a worker was able to turn off the water spout. The waterlogged car was towed away.


Reuters contributed to this report.


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