This morning’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Los Angeles Half Marathon shut down Sunset Boulevard in Echo Park, sending cars – and giant, 60-foot-long Metro Rapid buses – up narrow Echo Park Avenue. Those articulated buses do bend in the middle but apparently they don’t bend enough because at least two have gotten stuck trying to turn at Echo Park and Cerro Gordo Street, one of Echo Park’s steepest streets. One driver was able to maneuver the bus out of the intersection and get back on the road; a second bus is not so lucky and was stuck in the intersection at about 11:30 A.M, according to resident Pietsie Campbell. “They’ve probably called a tow truck,” said Campbell, who lives by the intersection. “This looks pretty bad.”
Update: The driver was able to free the bus without a tow truck but with some back up from other Metro workers, reports Campbell. Click on the link below for more shots.
Photos by Pietsie Campbell