The plastic barrier that protects the eastern end of Silver Lake’s polka-dot themed pedestrian plaza, was left twisted and damaged after a car slammed into the plaza last night. No word yet if anyone was injured during the midnight crash but a woman who lives nearby said the driver of the vehicle “seemed to be slightly injured” after the car hit the barrier, which this morning was shoved up against a light post and sidewalk in front of a new market under construction. “The sound and impact was huge,” said the woman, who joined two other neighbors who had come out of their homes to take a look. ” We could see smoke pouring out as we walked up to the scene.”
The water-filled plastic barrier replaced a row of large planters after they were destroyed a year ago when a car involved in a hit-and-run busted through the plaza.