Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Vehicle slides down cliff in Elysian Park

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 Los Angeles Fire Department. LAFD Heavy Rescue and Urban Search and Rescue units worked to stabilize the car, which was held in place by a tree.

Firefighters confirmed there was nobody in the vehicle. Authorities scanned the area using night vision goggles to look for passengers that might have been ejected. None were found.

The car is now in the custody of the Central Traffic Division, and the incident is being investigated.

“It’s possible the owner of the vehicle had nothing to do with it,” said Officer Eddie Zelaya with the Central Traffic Division. “Sometimes cars are stolen and used for a crime and left abandoned.”

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