20-foot Echo Park wall collapses, crushing two cars


Echo Park —  A concrete retaining wall collapsed, causing a mud and debris slide that crushed two vehicles amid heavy rain early Thursday morning, according to the L.A. Fire Department and media reports

The 20-foot wall and patio crumbled down the hillside in the 100 block of North Douglas Avenue at about 5:56 a.m., said Amy Bastman, a spokesperson with the Los Angeles Fire Department.

The mud and debris crushed the Honda Accord of Echo Park resident, Taylor Florio, while a large rock sliced off the tire of his roommate’s car which was left holding up the weight of the fence, reports ABC7.

A leak from a severed gas line was stopped by the fire department, but crews with the Southern California Gas Company could not repair the line until the debris was cleared, according to ABC7.

No injuries were reported.

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