It was a scary sight after a transport container flattened a automobile after falling off a truck in Southern California.

“I imply, I got here in, and I noticed the container fully destroy and topple my brother’s automobile,” one witness advised KCBS. “Actually, I used to be simply shocked. I am glad he wasn’t within the automobile.”  

The accident occurred in Wilmington, close to the Port of Los Angeles, amidst rising gridlock, the place vans are clogging streets.

KCBS noticed the realm and located unsafe situations, like vans rolling via cease indicators and containers balancing throughout others like a sport of Jenga. 

“The children cannot play soccer on the street anymore,” one resident stated.

“Somebody goes to get damage, particularly the youngsters,” one other added. “Cannot trip their bikes, cannot skate, pedestrians cannot stroll, the mud — they’re tearing our properties up.”

As Valerie Contreras from the Wilmington Neighborhood Council explains, extra must be carried out to repair this horrid state of affairs.

“The vans shouldn’t be going via the residential road, and we have to put a cease to that by getting a truck route,” she famous.

“Additionally, there are too many vans coming to Wilmington, which means there are too many storage yards and amenities. And we have to ensure that it’s regulated.”

The accident has additionally prompted a response from the LAPD, who’re paying nearer consideration to visitors close to the port.

In the meantime, cargo ships bide their time at sea, ready to get into the troublesome port.

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