...in East Los Angeles / June 23rd, 2008
Witnesses say he fell onto the interstate near the Main Street off-ramp with a can of spray paint in his hands.
A man apparently spray painting graffiti on an overpass 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. Porter said the man was taken to a nearby hospital where he was being treated.
The accident comes about three weeks after prolific tagger Cyrus Yazdani who goes by the moniker "Buket" was arrested for causing hundreds of thousands of dollars in property damage.