Elysian Heights truck stop

Friday's stuck truck | David Schnepp

Friday’s stuck truck | David Schnepp

Same intersection, different truck | David Schnepp

Same intersection on Saturday, different stuck truck | David Schnepp

ELYSIAN HEIGHTS — How many trucks, buses, limos and other long vehicles have bottomed out and gotten stuck at the intersection of Echo Park Avenue Cerro Gordo Street? We have lost track. But there were two more, stuck truck incidents on Friday and Saturday involving different vehicles. Photographs courtesy David Schnepp.

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  1. Mitch O’Farrell’s office did put in warning and grade signs around the intersection last fall. Now if we can only get the drivers to read them.

  2. I live near that intersection, and to be fair these signs are kinda small and not very obvious. Also their wording make them sound more like a suggestion than a deterrent.

  3. It could very well be the dispatchers, or they are following a GPS. When expecting a shipment or an airport pickup, I’ve tell the company. Usually they don’t listen.

  4. I’ve seen 18 wheeler rigs up here but yeah, you can’t really see the grade sign until you turn up the hill.

    • Yeah, but if you are looking before you make the turn, and all you see is a WALL of road, I would think this would give a professional driver pause. I wonder if we all are becoming so dependent on technology (or maybe it’s just the pressure of time deadlines) that we’re forgetting to trust our own common sense!

  5. Not every truck driver is willing to follow outside advice. I caught one driver with a long trailer before he made it all the way down the hill and advised him to turn around. Another neighbor had dashed out to tell him the same thing. The driver basically said something along the lines of, “I’ll be fine,” and headed down the hill. And got stuck at that same crease.

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