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Monday, August 29, 2016

Accident

Female pedestrian killed in Cypress Park hit-and-run

Collision took place near San Fernando Road and Loosemore Street

CYPRESS PARK — A female pedestrian was killed early Thursday morning after she was struck by two vehicles on San Fernando Road north of Loosemore Street, the LAPD said.  The driver of the primary vehicle involved in the collision left the scene but the other motorist remained ... Read More »

Freight train hits woman in Cypress Park

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CYPRESS PARK — A woman is in critical condition after she was struck by a freight train tonight, the L.A. Fire Department said on Twitter. An eastbound Union Pacific train hit the female pedestrian in the 500 block of N. San Fernando Road near the Cypress ... Read More »

Silver Lake crash victim identified

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SILVER LAKE — The motorcyclist who was killed Saturday in a collision on Sunset Boulevard was identified as 28-year-old Richard Dodds of Los Angeles, according to Kelli Blanchard, an investigator with the county coroner. Dodds and a passenger were riding westbound on Sunset at about noon when ... Read More »

Man dies after 2 Freeway crash in Glassell Park

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GLASSELL PARK –– An early morning collision on the southbound 2 Freeway at San Fernando Road left one man dead and prompted the closure of traffic lanes for about three hours. The collision was reported shortly after 4 a.m. when the driver of a Toyota Corolla lost ... Read More »

Vehicle bursts into flame after Silver Lake crash

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SILVER LAKE — One person was injured after a vehicle crashed and burst into flames early this morning near Glendale Boulevard and Baxter Street. A video of the fire posted on YouTube shows the vehicle in flames next to the playground of St. Teresa of Avila ... Read More »

Silver Lake gusher

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SILVER LAKE —  A fire hydrant was sheared off this afternoon during a traffic collision near Coronado and Montana streets, sending a gusher of water in the air, according to a Silver Lake resident who sent in photos. Officials had blocked off the street as they ... Read More »

Pickup truck crashes into Eagle Rock coffee shop

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EAGLE ROCK -- The owners of Cindy's Coffee Shop said they plan to reopen as soon as possible after a pickup truck crashed into the Colorado Boulevard restaurant this weekend. The restaurant was closed at the time and no one was injured, but photos showed extensive damage to the front of the coffee shop. Read More »

Six injured in Highland Park crash

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HIGHLAND PARK — A traffic collision near Figueroa Street and York Boulevard tonight left six people injured, with three of them in critical condition, the LAFD reported. The crash involving an unknown number of vehicles was reported at 9:17 p.m. No further details were available. Twitter ... Read More »

Vehicle slides down cliff in Elysian Park

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Firefighters retrieved a vehicle that slid down a cliff in Elysian Park late Wednesday night. No one was found inside or near the vehicle. The vehicle slid for about 75 feet  before coming to a stop near Angels Point at around 11:30 p.m., according to the ... Read More »

Cyclist killed by suspected drunk driver in Echo Park

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ECHO PARK — A 27-year-old cyclist was killed this weekend in the southern section of Echo Park after being struck by an alleged drunk driver who was speeding at about 60 miles per hour on surface streets, police said. Cruz Tzoc, 22, of Los Angeles, was booked ... Read More »

What A Mess: Tree topples in Highland Park

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HIGHLAND PARK — Jim Wells found his car under an old tree in the wake of today’s storm on Oleander Drive. The street was completely blocked and firefighters sealed off the area with caution tape, said Ginger Lucas. Read More »

Pickup truck crashes into Silver Lake building [updated]

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SILVER LAKE —  KTLA reports that one person was injured early this morning after a pickup truck slammed into the front of a building in the 1800 block of Hyperion Avenue that houses the Moving Arts theater.  Police arrested the driver on suspicion of DUI, said NBCLA. Updated: ... Read More »

Two-car crash in East Los Angeles

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EAST LOS ANGELES -- Two passenger cars collided at intersection of Floral Drive and Dangler Avenue at about 8 a.m. today as one of the vehicles attempted to turn into the side street Read More »

Two adults and infant injured in Lincoln Heights crash

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LINCOLN HEIGHTS — A head-on collision in the 3800 block of North Broadway tonight left one infant in critical condition and two adult males with serious injuries, according to the L.A. Fire Department. The crash involving two cars was reported at about 5:30 p.m., according to ... Read More »

Echo Park pedestrian dies after being hit by bike rider

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ECHO PARK — The 77-year-old pedestrian who was struck by a cyclist last this month while crossing Glendale Boulevard has died of his injuries, police said. Levon Avetisyan died on Sunday, Nov. 1, said Felix Padilla, a detective with the LAPD Central Traffic Division.  While collisions ... Read More »