ECHO PARK –– Authorities spent this morning dealing with a car that flipped over on Baxter Street, which climbs up and down some of the neighborhood’s steepest hills. Resident Michael Wickstrom said the crash took place at about 10 am in the 1900 block of Baxter east of Lake Shore Avenue.
How did it happen? That’s not clear. Speeding and traffic congestion have been problems on the hilly street, Wickstrom said. In this case, however, it appears that the parked car somehow ended up rolling down the hill before it crashed, Wickstrom said. He said no one was in the car and no one was injured. The Eastsider could not reach police to confirm what happened.
“Further down the hill, a fellow for the power company was up in a basket working on the lines,” Wickstrom said. “I think it gave him quite a scare seeing that car rolling down the hill toward his cherry picker truck.”
Correction: A previous version of the story said that a driver had been pulled out of the car based on preliminary reports. But Wickstrom, in an update, said no one was in the vehicle.
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