Construction worker crashes into light pole in front of the new John Reed Fitness

At about 8:30 Thursday morning a loud bang was heard on Santa Monica Blvd as construction workers arrived to work at the John Reed Fitness location at Santa Monica Blvd.

An officer on the scene spoke off the record, – the driver of the truck that demolished the light pole in front of the bus stop at Westmount and Santa Monica Blvd spoke only in Spanish. A sheriff on the scene was able to translate to the other deputies.

It appears the construction worker was headed west on Santa Monica Blvd and attempted to make a U-turn at Westmount drive. The driver lost control of the vehicle and took out the light pole. There were no injuries.

The construction worker, and his truck were filled with materials. It appears the driver was on the way to work at the John Reed Fitness center.

John Reed Fitness, which has been under construction for almost two years has met many delays. Construction teams have told WEHOville that delays and changes in personnel at City Hall has caused delays in moving the project faster. The new fitness center is expected to open in 1st quarter of 2023.

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Larry Block is a contributor and shareholder in Boystown Media. He is a local business owner, community advocate and has lived or worked in West Hollywood since 1985. Larry has served as Chairman of the Public Facilities Commission and Chairman of the Disability Advisory Board.

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JF1
JF1
8 days ago

He did us a favor. Those light poles are dated and ugly.

greeneyedguy
greeneyedguy
10 days ago

John Reed Fitness, which has been under construction for almost two years has met many delays.”

24 hour fitness closed in November 2021. It hasn’t even been 1 year…

Gimmeabreak
Gimmeabreak
9 days ago
Reply to  Larry Block

Can you be more specific about the cause of all the delays, or is it just bureaucratic b.s.? I deeply resent the intervention of government on businesses that are losing money while some self-important pencil pusher is on some power trip. That lost revenue has to be pushed onto the consumer.

Last edited 9 days ago by Gimmeabreak
Matthew Flanagan
Matthew Flanagan
10 days ago
Reply to  greeneyedguy

Lol

Tom Smart
Tom Smart
11 days ago

“……changes in personnel at City Hall has caused delays in moving the project faster.”—-UGGGGGHHHHH, when will all of those extremely high paid staff at city hall get it together????? In the corporate world, they’d be fired. It’s honestly pathetic.

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