The West Hollywood intersection where an allegedly intoxicated Shia Lebouf crashed and flipped his Ford pickup truck early Sunday is also the same spot where a pickup truck smashed into the corner of Edible Arrangements in December, 2007, right next door to Kat Von D’s High Voltage Tattoo.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies said LaBeouf made a left turn and collided with an oncoming car about 2:30 a.m. at the intersection of La Brea and Fountain avenues. The actor’s Ford F-150 pickup truck rolled over in the crash. [LA Times]
I personally have been witness to two seperate accidents at that intersection, one involving a left turn. After last December’s crash, Metblogs reader “G” commented, “This is not the first time this has happend to that structure.” And another reader noted that the switch from yellow to red at the intersection is abnormally short, perhaps to maximize the number of tickets that the “red light camera” there can issue.
This incident reinforces the need for dedicated left turn signals at the intersection, and perhaps more time for the yellow light.
Hopefully the injury an A-list actor, however intoxicated, will make the City of West Hollywood consider removing their $600 per ticket camera system and instead focus on public safety instead of profits.