The Eastsider has received a few inquiries via email and Facebook about a Friday afternoon accident in Silver Lake that might have left a fruit vendor injured at the corner of Glendale and Silver Lake boulevards. The Eastsider has contacted the Los Angeles Fire Department and the LAPD Central Traffic Bureau for details about the accident that took place at about 4 PM near the Citibank parking lot. One traffic bureau detective said he was not aware of any traffic fatalities in that area but was gathering more details. One person driving past the scene last Friday said it looked bad:
“I drove by right after the accident had occurred and when firetrucks were approaching. The fruit stand that was there appeared to be demolished under the car that had crashed. I immediately thought of the young Latino man that sells fruit there. I drove by about an hour later and oddly there were no signs that anything had occurred there. I did not think there was a way he survived.”
* Update: The fruit vendor did survive and has been released from the hospital, according to his friend who was working at the corner this afternoon with a new cart today. More details will be posted soon.
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