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Woman Crashes Into Light Pole, Metal Fence on 110 Freeway

The accident on the southbound 110 in Highland Park occurs shortly before LAPD officers pursue a suspect along the same route.

Crashed vehicle entangled in metal fence on the southbound 110 freeway. (Photo credit: Ajay Singh).
Crashed vehicle entangled in metal fence on the southbound 110 freeway. (Photo credit: Ajay Singh).

A young driving an SUV at high speed crashed into a metal fence on the 110 South freeway in Highland Park and knocked down a light pole Thursday—just a half-hour or so before Los Angeles Police Department officers pursued a crime suspect along the same route.

The accident occurred at around 2:30 p.m. near the Via Marisol exit, and LAPD officers who were still in the area rendered aid to the victim, Sgt. Sanford Rosenberg, a watch commander at the LAPD Northeast Division station told Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch.

“The officers happened to helping the [LAPD] Pacific and other divisions with the pursuit and they lent aid until the fire department got there,” Rosenberg said.

The crashed vehicle could be seen entangled in the metal fence off the freeway. Several LAPD patrol cars, fire trucks and at least one California Highway Patrol car were on the scene of the accident, which caused southbound traffic along the 110 to back up.

No other details about the accident were immediately available.

La Casa de Bernarda Alba January 23, 2014 at 11:15 PM
When was the last time anyone saw CHP giving tickets on the 110 Freeway north of the 5? The 110 is challenging for officers and actually may endanger their lives enforcing the speed limit. People should use common sense and slow down.
JMarsh January 24, 2014 at 10:43 AM
El Cid, you are right but given human nature, unless people receive citations they probably won't slow down. :o( One of my major gripes is all the $$$ they spent to "beautify" the "Arroyo Parkway" and pay for signs changing the name. Why didn't they spend the $$$ to make it safer?
bobo January 26, 2014 at 03:30 PM
Highway Patrol needs to drive up and down the Parkway, that alone slows all these idiots down and the ones that don't will end up like this idiot. Also if you were to get a ticket , you would exit the parkway, not pull to the side.
Robert Guevara January 26, 2014 at 04:45 PM
If CHP did make for a more visible presence, it would only take a few speeding violations (and the "unsafe lane change" that often accompany the speeding) and it would deter others from speeding. Can't catch every speeder, but don't need to for making an impact. Fines these days are much higher that they used to be, especially with the "penalty assessments" that pushed the $20 cell phone usage tickets up to $140 and up- and that basic fine may be higher, as well as texting being another area for ticketing.
family 1st January 27, 2014 at 01:31 PM
the only way that this stretch of freeway will ever be safe is if.............never mind it never will be!!!

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