Two pedestrians struck hours apart on 101 Freeway in Echo Park

The evening collision took place on the 101 near Alvarado

Echo Park —  A person was transported to a hospital tonight after apparently being struck by a vehicle on the 101 Freeway during the evening rush hour, said the L.A. Fire Department. The collision happened on the same stretch of freeway where a man was killed earlier this morning while crossing traffic lanes.

The LAFD received several calls from motorists beginning at 5:39 pm of an apparent collision between a vehicle and a pedestrian on the northbound 101 near Alvarado Street, said department spokesman Brian Humphrey.

Paramedics headed to a spot about a quarter mile south of the Alvarado exit.  From there they took a person in unknown condition to a hospital, Humphrey said. He did not have information about the person’s age or gender.

The collision resulted in the closure of northbound freeway lanes, said traffic reporter Desmond Shaw. Eastsider readers reported much heavier than normal congestion on Temple Street, which parallels the freeway.

The northbound 101 Freeway was also the scene of a fatal collision at about 2:20 a.m. near Glendale Boulevard, according to the CHP.  A 26-year-old man was struck by a pickup truck as he as he attempted to cross the freeway from the right shoulder to the center median.

Humphrey noted that the department had responded to about 15 collisions between vehicles and pedestrians across the city today.

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