Man, said to be tagging overpass, injured on 5 Freeway in East Los Angeles
Witnesses say man who fell from an overpass near Main Street off-ramp had a can of spray paint in his hands.
By Ari B. Bloomekatz, Los Angeles Times Staff Writer
2:36 PM PDT, June 22, 2008
A man was apparently spray painting graffiti on an overpass when he fell Saturday night onto the 5 Freeway in East Los Angeles, authorities said.
Several motorists told authorities that the man had possibly broken his back at about 9:45 p.m. and had a can of spray paint clutched in his hands as he lay on the freeway near the Main Street off-ramp, said California Highway Patrol spokesman David Porter.
Granted some people call everything east of Downtown, East Los Angeles - but anyone who writes for what used to be the paper of record of this city should be able to know the difference between Lincoln Heights and the real East Los Angeles - which is unincorporated county territory many miles south and east of Lincoln Heights. Any out-of-town writer pretending to know this city should also know that Boyle Heights is between the two communities.