LARY S car at 3rd & New Hampshire: How the hell did this guy get a drivers license?
By Ralph Cantos
This amusing photo, taken about 1935 at 3rd Street and New Hampshire, shows an eastbound Los Angeles Railway S Line car stopped by an “obstruction” on the tracks ahead.
The moron of a driver is sitting behind the wheel of what appears to be a 1928 Essex Super 6 sedan.
There was storm drain construction going on along the south side of 3rd Street at the time. Along comes this jerk driving south on New Hampshire, and in spite of warning barricades and a flag man, drove right across 3rd Street and into the ditch blocking the S Line tracks.
With hands on their hips, and scratching heads, and a blocked S car, all anyone could do at the time is wait for a tow truck. Meanwhile, the S car is going nowhere.
Ralph Cantos Collection