Freeway Fatality: A pedestrian was killed after being struck by several cars early this morning on the northbound 5 Freeway near Ditman Avenue in East Los Angeles. A SigAlert was declared at about 5 am when two lanes were closed for an investigation into the incident. L.A. Times
Traffic Deaths: The city of L.A.’s program to reduce traffic fatalities on city streets fell short of its goal last year amid opposition to “road diets” designed to slow down motorists and increase safety. Traffic deaths declined 6% last year, far short of the 20% goal set under the Vision Zero Program. Officials are expected to release an updated traffic safety plan this week. Daily News
Fire: A fire in Griffith Park that broke out at about 4 am today near the 2100 block of Fern Dell Drive scorched a small amount of brush and damaged a park restroom before being extinguished by 46 firefighters within 23 minutes, said the L.A. Fire Department. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is currently under investigation, said LAFD spokesman Brian Humphrey.
Update: Michael Mario Peerzada, the 80-year-old Lincoln Heights man who went missing last week, was found in good condition and is now back home, LAPD reports.
- Got a news tip or photo to share? Submit it here
Eastside Scene of the Day
Yellow Chairs, Highland Park | Structr Studios
Support The Eastsider!
Talk is Cheap, Gathering News is Not
Join the Reader Sponsors whose financial support helps defray the cost of news gathering and storytelling that keep our neighborhoods informed and connected.