Man throws rocks on 110 Freeway, causing motorcycle crash in downtown Los Angeles

DOWNTOWN LOS ANGELES (KABC) — A motorcyclist is lucky to be alive after a scary rock-throwing incident on the 110 Freeway near downtown Los Angeles.

The incident happened around 3:30 a.m. Thursday in the northbound lanes of the highway, just south of the 10 Freeway.

Video captured a man, who appears to be homeless, picking up rocks and throwing them onto the highway lanes from the shoulder near 23rd Street. A motorcyclist appeared to hit a large rock after it was thrown, causing him to lose control, crash and slide onto the road.

The footage shows the motorcycle skidding on the road as sparks flew. Moments later, the motorcyclist managed to get up and walk away.

At least two other cars were spotted in the same area with apparently flat tires due to rocks on the road. One of these drivers had just arrived in town from LAX and was in a rental car.

The photographer who took the video, Scott Lane with OnScene.TV, said he saw the rock thrower walking away eastbound on 23rd Street near Figueroa.

“The motorcyclist didn’t want to talk on camera,” Lane added. “I noticed he had a GoPro on him. It wasn’t rolling so we didn’t film the accident from that angle. Luckily he was okay.”

Lane said he didn’t call 911 but gave his footage to the California Highway Patrol. He claims the other drivers, including the motorcyclist, also did not call the police to report the incident.

The CHP says this isn’t the first time this has happened.

“That’s where we have to ask the question of should we have a victim. We hope he comes forward and we can go from there,” said Officer Roberto Gomez.

The suspect has not been found, but the agency says it is looking for him. They also say the motorcyclist did not report the incident, but is hoping he will come forward.

No serious injuries were reported.

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