There’s some serious news for drivers and pedestrians in Hancock Park, Los Angeles.
Collisions are increasing on 6th Street on the blocks between Highland and La Brea.
Residents have expressed concerns to Councilman David Ryu and other City officials.
There are a few reasons for the increase in collisions on that stretch of roadway. The Metro Purple Line construction could be one factor.
Also, 6th Street is a major east-west artery, and commuters prefer it to other high-traffic streets like Wilshire and Third Street.
Some of the increased collisions have been caused by drivers attempting to turn left, only to get broadsided by cars traveling straight.
Residents have seen collisions result in cars spinning out of control. A few times, cars have been catapulted into retaining walls that border homes in the area.
Of particular concern is the possibility of increased pedestrian accidents in that area. One resident told the Larchmont Ledger that it’s only a matter of time before a pedestrian is in the wrong place at the wrong time.
I’ve personally handled accident cases that occurred on 6th Street. Accidents are common there during early morning and late afternoon, when the sun could be limiting visibility.
Keep in mind that 6th Street is seeing more collisions. Pedestrians and drivers should exercise caution on 6th Street, especially in the Hancock Park area where accidents have increased.
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