ANSONIA — A motorist struck a fire hydrant earlier this afternoon, shearing it from its base and launching it 30 feet away, according to Ansonia Rescue and Medical Services.

ARMS, the Ansonia Police Department and Ansonia Fire Department responded to the crash, which occurred on Father Salemi Drive, in front of the St. Sebastian Club.

The vehicle’s airbags were deployed. The cause of the accident was not stated.

“Fortunately there were no injuries,” concluded the statement.