Historic Monrovia wishing well smashed by BMW in late night collision

City of Monrovia

A historic Monrovia wishing well was smashed into by a BMW late Tuesday night, Aug. 7, 2013.

City of Monrovia

A historic Monrovia wishing well was smashed into by a BMW late Tuesday night, Aug. 7, 2013.


A historic landmark in the San Gabriel Valley city of Monrovia received some serious damage Tuesday, as its stone wishing well monument was smashed into in a late night collision.

Officers were sent out at 11:28 p.m., according to a news release from the city, where they found that a black BMW had hit the wishing well, leaving the surrounding area strewn with rubble.

The driver was a 64-year-old Pasadena woman who the city did not identify. She was taken to Arcadia Methodist Hospital for treatment of injuries to her face and hands. No one else was injured, according to the city, and the cause of the crash remains under investigation.

The corner wishing well used to house Monrovia's old City bell, and until now served as a water fountain. The city says that the Public Works Department collected all of the structure's parts and plans to repair and replace parts of it, though that work will take several months.

The city also warned that the driver may be charged for the cost of repairs if she is found to be at fault.

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