This Echo Park move is going nowhere fast

If you were moving to Echo Park today and your moving truck was late, this photo might explain why.  The moving truck bottomed out on Sunset Boulevard at about 2:30 P.M. as it started to climb up Quintero Street. It didn’t get very far. The movers unloaded some of the furniture as they waited for another vehicle to come to their rescue. It’s far from the first time a truck or bus has gotten stuck at the bottom as well as the top of one Echo Park’s steep streets.


  1. I wonder if they tried lowering the pressure in the front tires.

  2. I think I saw a truck bottom out at that very spot a few months ago too.

  3. happens alllllll the time at cerro gordo and e.p avenue

  4. This is directly at the bottom of Quintero St. off of Sunset. I’m all too familiar with this vicious incline and constantly witness vehicle tires spin out while attempting to navigate their respective ways from tight parking spots. Chalk it up to yet another case of clueless LA drivers doing before thinking/evaluating. Oh yeah, another fun thing to see: girls in their ultra high heels trying to navigate down the hill to nearby bars. They either take off the impractical footwear or do a strategic sideways crab walk.

  5. I hate it when that happens…

  6. @ pop
    Yeah, EP ave has plenty of scars at Cerro Gordo to prove it. The tiny little sign someone put up to warn drivers is pretty amusing. The only way they’re going to read it is if they get stuck and they’re walking around outside the cab.

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