What happened to the fruit vendor at Glendale & Silver Lake? *

Frutas.JPGThe Eastsider has received a few inquiries via email and Facebook about a Friday afternoon accident in Silver Lake that might have left a fruit vendor injured at the corner of Glendale and Silver Lake boulevards.  The Eastsider has contacted the Los Angeles Fire Department and the LAPD Central Traffic Bureau for details about the accident that took place at about 4 PM near the Citibank parking lot.   One traffic bureau detective said he was not aware of any traffic fatalities in that area but was gathering more details. One person driving past the scene last Friday said it looked bad:

“I drove by right after the accident had occurred and when firetrucks were approaching. The fruit stand that was there appeared to be demolished under the car that had crashed.  I immediately thought of the young Latino man that sells fruit there. I drove by about an hour later and oddly there were no signs that anything had occurred there.  I did not think there was a way he survived.”

* Update: The fruit vendor did survive and has been released from the hospital, according to his friend who was working at the corner this afternoon with a new cart  today. More details will be posted soon.

Photo by Nick Sherman/Flickr


  1. Horribly sad news…I had just seen him Friday morning too, and now to think he might have been killed just moments/hours later is upsetting. Hope to hear more details as they arrive.

  2. Thanks for sharing observations and preliminary details on this high profile neighborhood event. I’m out of town today, and will be happy to look into the matter in great detail when I return to duty on Thursday, June 10.

    Respectfully Yours in Safety and Service,

    Brian Humphrey
    Public Service Officer
    Los Angeles Fire Department

  3. I hope he jumped out of the way and escaped injury.

  4. Nice guy. I so hope he’s ok.

  5. That is the worst corner. There is at least one accident a week. If the police wanted to make money on tickets, they should sit there between 5-6p. They could make a fortune and keep some people safe. I’ve had to jump out of the way twice because of cars coming up on the sidewalk.

  6. Thanks for covering this. The street vendors and other folks on the streets are part of the fabric of this neighborhood, we care about them!

  7. That’s great news! Carlos is a really nice guy. I saw the aftermath of the accident and it looked terrible so I feared the worst. What a relief.

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