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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Miller Time Will Have To Wait: Beer truck gets stuck on Echo Park hill

Photo by Anibal Koliren

ECHO PARK — The long list of vehicles — including buses, stretch limos, etc — that have gotten stuck at the top of Baxter Street now includes a Miller-Lite Beer delivery truck, which became stranded on the peak this morning.

“Baxter Street did it again! – This time brought to you by Miller Light,” said Anibal Koliren, who emailed a photo of the truck.

A Twitter user who goes by Lurch Pop shot a video of how the truck was able finally able to get over the peak at Baxter and Alvarado streets. The delivery truck was pulled over the top by a cable attached to a tow truck parked on the other side of the hill.

The truck was rescued shortly after 1 p.m., according to Lurch Pop.

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10 comments

  1. Maybe it’s time for big “Local Traffic Only” signs

  2. Too bad it wasn’t rush hour since this is the hot new commute street

  3. Never Forget Yellow School Bus!

  4. Cool video! I wonder if a GPS sent driver over that route?

  5. I don’t understand why there isn’t a “No Trucks” sign or at least a warning posted.

  6. So much for that shortcut…

  7. The real story you should cover is why are those kind of commercial delivery trucks in a area with no stores. I live close by and this is happening ig more often. Huge long trucks getting stuck at intersections they can not manouver. At least once a week, I’m stuck, me and a dozen others, stuck on a narrow windy steep street because one of these trucks has blocked a intersection designed literally, in the horse and buggy age. We have to wait for it to work out, sometimes fifteen or more minutes, or have everybody back up to turn around and find some other way to get out, Living In a neighborhood like this, we all know to drive slow, pull to the side whe two cars are passing and other “country” living challenges. But it’s ok. We know the dance. These trucks do not belong up here. It’s dangerous,. especially this intersection where Baxter is so steep, if you’re on Alvarado, you can’t even see a car coming to cross Baxter. That’s your story. This beer truck, I see it all the time.

    • There are two markets/liquor stores on Echo Park Ave.

      At the stop sign Baxter and Alvarado there is also a No Left Turn sign that many people do no follow! LAPD would make a ton of money if they actually patrolled that area!

  8. Karma for Miller’s support of Trump!

  9. Why in the heck would a large truck even be on Baxter?

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