Why truck drivers should steer clear of Cerro Gordo Street

truck stuck on Cerro Gordo Echo Park

Photo by Bug Wuller

Elysian Heights  — The intersection of Echo Park Avenue and Cerro Gordo Street trapped it’s most recent victim on Friday night: a big white-and-blue semi truck.

It’s the latest big truck or bus  (here’s another bus) that has gotten stuck or bottomed out at the bottom of the hill where Cerro Gordo meets Echo Park.

Bug Wuller, who lives nearby, said despite signs warning “Long Wheelbase Vehicles Not Recommended,” the Plycar truck  tried to make a left turn up Cerro Gordo from Echo Park  at about 8 pm. Here’s what happened next:

“The front of the trailer bottomed out. With help from a coworker or bystander, the driver then had to execute some sort of 81-point-turn to get re-oriented to southbound EP Ave., scraping up the truck (and the asphalt) several more times along the way. He did pretty well—he got out of it in under 20 mins and without a tow, though I’m not sure about damage.”

truck stuck on Cerro Gordo Echo Park

Photo by Bug Wuller

Screenshot 2015-12-10 at 3.10.51 PM

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