Saturday, October 22, 2016

101 Freeway lanes closed following pedestrian death

East Hollywood — A pedestrian was hit and killed while running along the 101 Freeway near Vermont Avenue, prompting the closure of at least two southbound lanes, reports KTLA. News choppers hovered overhead as a SigAlert was declared and the freeway was not expected to full reopen until after  7 a.m., said the L.A. Now.

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  1. All of these pedestrian freeway deaths along along the 101 thru SL, Hollywood, DTLA are obviously related to all of the homeless encampments allowed to flourish along the freeway, particularily in the underpasses(Alvarado, Temple, Hoover, etc). How the city allows all of these people, many of whom are mentally unstable or impaired to live along the freeway is almost unreal, it’s not safe for them, it’s not safe for drivers, for neighbors, etc. These are the folks who keep wondering onto the roadway and getting themselves run over.

    • Echo Park resident

      The trash from the encampment on Alvarado underneath the 101 is absolutely out of control. Trash is building up just along the outside of the tunnel of both ends, and the pile grows exponentially by the day. How is this safe for anyone — both the homeless and the nearby residents/pedestrians?

  2. My god the helicopters! there were like 8 of them hovering for an hour at 6am! Its a tragedy and its terrible but its not OJ for christsakes.

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