Traffic Jam

Katie Pavlich

8/17/2010 4:47:21 PM - Katie Pavlich
L.A. residents who were stranded last night in a massive traffic jam due to President Obama's appearance at a glitzy Hollywood fundraiser are demanding an investigation into why it was really necessary to shut down major roadways and block ambulances from getting to people in need during rush hour.  

From the L.A. Times: 

"What has occurred is way beyond reasonable and can only be described as negligent," L.A. resident Kevin McCarthy said in an e-mail to The Times. "If it isn't my story, currently evolving, of beginning my 1 mile journey home at 5pm and at 7:50pm now being 3 miles from home with no viable idea of how to get closer, it should be about the two sirens-wailing ambulances I have witnessed stuck in this unnecessary gridlock."

Another man trying to walk west on 6th Street to his office shouted at the officers blocking his way and told them he wished he had voted for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.).