A car involved in a hit-and-run accident early this morning smashed through the potted-plant barrier at Silver Lake’s new polka-dot themed pedestrian plaza at Griffith Park and Sunset boulevards. Sarah Dryden who lives nearby said police knocked on her door at 4.50 a.m. to tell her that a car had been involved in a hit-and-run accident at the plaza. Said Dryden:
The [hit-and run-driver] hit her car, then busted through several of the potted plants, and he abandoned his car at the scene and ran.
There are no reports of injuries, just a big mess at the scene.
Update at 11:54 a.m.: Julie Wong, spokeswoman for Councilman Eric Garcetti, said that the city will be cleaning up the mess and look into beefing up safety features. “The City’s Bureau of Street Services is cleaning up the plaza and our Department of Transportation is replacing the planters using some from their existing supply,” said Wong via email. “We’re glad no one was injured by this accident, and we’re looking at options for installing additional barriers to protect the plaza and its patrons.”
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