Cedillo’s #fig4all body count rises

Car crash into pedestrian and cyclist at Avenue 43 and North Figueroa Street

Image by Patrick Maldonado

A car driver crashed into a pedestrian and a person riding a bike at the intersection of Avenue 43 and North Figueroa Street on March 18, 2015. A proposed road diet and bike lanes on this street were halted by Councilman Gil Cedillo – a plan that would have reduced crashes like this by at least 25% according to LADOT studies.

In response to negative publicity for killing the road diet plan, Cedillo proposed a ludicrous diagonal parking scheme which was shelved after locals spoke out against it. Since watching his diagonal parking plan go down in flames, Cedillo has proposed a 5-block “Great Street” on North Figueroa. This crash took place 13 blocks outside of the proposed “Great Street” zone.

The person riding the bike in this crash can be seen being loaded into the back of an ambulance. The pedestrian is seated on the grass.

[UPDATE at 5:59 pm: Another crash near this intersection! As reported by Twitter user fig4all: “.@flyingpigeonla @gilcedillocd1 Another crash just happened at Figueroa & Ave 44. #cedillosafe #ShotFromTheBus”]

A car crash between Avenue 44 and Avenue 43 on North Figueroa. Image by Twitter user fig4all and shot while on the bus heading south.

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  1. James
    Posted March 20, 2015 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    I have an idea. Offer Cedillo the “road diet” in exchange for a lifetime supply of local news anchor makeup and a give him the opportunity to cut a ribbon with a giant pair of scissors at every single intersection involves in the road diet. He could enjoy weeks of of photo ops and cut miles of ribbon. He might also need a sign per block with his name on it.

  2. James
    Posted March 20, 2015 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Does anyone know where the giant scissors are made? It seems like there has been an abundance of photos lately of clueless fucktards with giant scissors lately. thesource.metro.org could be renamed giantscissors.porn. The first step in taking back our cities is to the find the factory that produces these giant scissors and oversized ribbonbs and burn them dow.

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