Echo Park crash causes fuel spill

echo park avenue collission 4-1-2016 2-11-11 AM

ECHO PARK — A sedan struck at least two parked vehicles in the 1600 block of Echo Park Avenue early this morning, with gasoline from one of the damaged vehicles sent flowing down a gutter.

There were no injuries but firefighters had to pour some dirt into spots along nearly a block-long stretch of the gutter to absorb the fuel and prevent it from reaching a storm drain, said L.A. Fire Dpeartment Capt. Joe Lopez.  The gasoline had leaked from a parked SUV that was struck by a southbound Lexus sedan at about 2 a.m.

The sedan hit a second parked car and skidded for half a blocked before coming to a stop in the opposing traffic lane.  The driver remained at the scene as officers arrived to investigate the cause of the collision.

Update: Aaron Procter supplied the photos below of the parked vehicles that were damaged.


Courtesy Aaron Proctor

Courtesy Aaron Proctor


Courtesy Aaron Proctor

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  1. Do you know how this crash happened?it woke us up, it happened at 1:45am.

  2. The driver must have been speeding very fast down Echo Park Ave towards Sunset and they must have blown through the stop sign at Echo Park Ave & Lucretia Ave. Did anyone get details as to what happened? Bystanders said the driver claimed they swerved to avoid hitting a dog. Bullshit! If they had stopped at the stop sign, they wouldn’t have spun out of control like that. Sounds like they were racing or drunk driving.

    • They were definitely speeding. We heard the car screeching, like it was out of control and then the sound of metal crunching. It sounded like they sped past the stop sign, then realized they blew the stop sign and tried to slam on the breaks. For sure they were speeding – EP Ave needs speed bumps – we always hear speed racing late night. We saw the cars parked this morning – a BMW and an SUV totally destroyed!

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