ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — All manner of large vehicles – moving vans, Metro buses and stretch limos – have gotten stuck trying to maneuver up and down the steep streets and tight turns of Elysian Heights and Echo Park. But this appears to be a first: an L.A. County Sheriff’s Department bus – the kind used to transport prisoners – got stuck this morning as it headed down Cerro Gordo Street and tried to make a turn at Echo Park Avenue.
“This happens every day at the intersection of EP Ave and Cerro Gordo,” said Zach Ayers, who took a photo of the stuck bus.
After more than an hour, a tow truck came to free the bus shortly before noon. But what about the passengers/prisoners? Was it picking up or dropping off a neighborhood jailbird?
There were no passengers, said an officer. “It’s a training bus.” Looks like they learned never to drive down Cerro Gordo again.
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