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Two Pedestrians Hit By Car Taken To Trauma Center (update)

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UPDATE: May 1, 2014, 2:56 p.m. The two injured female pedestrians are sisters and remain at Holy Cross Medical Center. The 19-year-old female sustained a broken right shoulder and broken right elbow. The 16-year-old female remains in the ICU with head trauma, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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Two women were hit by a vehicle driven by an 80-year-old Burbank woman on Monday, April 28, at 8:45 p.m. as they crossed Olive Avenue at Virginia Avenue near the Olive Recreation Center. Both pedestrians were transported to Holy Cross Medical Center.

One woman suffered a broken shoulder and elbow and the other underwent a scan at the trauma center after suffering a possible brain injury. Police have not released their ages or names.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“Trauma center personnel indicated to us the injury was not life threatening,” said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. “But, with any head trauma injury, the situation could still change.”

The 2003 Toyota was headed east on Olive Avenue in the number two lane and struck the pedestrians crossing Olive southbound against the red light. The pedestrians were in the east crosswalk when they were hit.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

BPD continues to investigate the accident and asks for any witnesses to contact them with information at 818-238-3000.

As of Tuesday morning, there is no further information on the condition of the injured pedestrians.

“The police softball team was playing nearby at Olive Park and ran over to render aid and talk with witnesses immediately after the accident,” added Ryburn.

Elderly Woman Struck By SUV In Burbank Dies

An elderly woman struck by a white Ford Explorer near San Fernando Boulevard and Walnut Avenue on Thursday, April 25, at 8:49 a.m. died from her injuries at Holy Cross Medical Center on Friday, April 26.

Rosa Rivera, age 87 and a Burbank resident, was on the western sidewalk headed northbound along San Fernando when she was struck by an SUV driven by Roxanne Prilutsky, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. Prilutsky, a 35-year-old Burbank resident, was exiting the parking lot onto San Fernando Boulevard.

BPD police Car Logo-2Rivera had been pushing a small portable cart and police think she was headed to the grocery store.

The impact knocked her to the ground and she struck her head on the pavement, said Ryburn.

Rivera was transported to Holy Cross Medical Center for head trauma and underwent surgery immediately. However, she passed away at the hospital on Friday.

There was no indication that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident, added Ryburn.

 

The investigation into the accident is ongoing and police ask anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed the accident to contact Detective Sam Anderson in the Traffic Bureau, at 818- 238-3103.

Medical Emergency Fatally Afflicts Driver Whose Car Struck Two Vehicles

A medical emergency fatally afflicted the driver of a 2013 silver Audi this morning, resulting in the car striking two other vehicles and shearing off a a fire hydrant on Victory Boulevard.

BPD police Car Logo-2At 9:20 a.m. today, March 26, Tim Stevens, age 59 and a Burbank resident was driving southbound on Victory when he experienced a possible heart attack, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

Stevens’ vehicle drifted into the northbound lane of Victory Boulevard, striking a gray Toyota Corolla. The Audi then drifted back into the southbound lanes of Victory and struck a 2013 Volkswagen stopped at the light at W. Cedar Avenue.

After striking the second vehicle, the Audi went left and sheared off a city fire hydrant and came to a stop at an electrical utility pole, explained Ryburn.

One of the witnesses ran to the Audi and pulled the non-responsive Stevens out of the vehicle and performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived.

All efforts to revive Stevens were unsuccessful, said Ryburn. Stevens had been incapacitated by the medical emergency prior to his vehicle striking the other cars.

The Corolla’s driver, a female age 23, experienced back pain and sought her own medical attention. The Volkswagen suffered moderate damage but the driver, a female age 35, was not injured.

Stevens was a member of the Burbank police’s Community Academy and his wife is a BPD volunteer, added Ryburn.

Woman Briefly Trapped in Vehicle After Hitting Security Gate

Burbank Fire and Paramedics were called to 1905 Scott Road Friday evening for a report of a car into a structure.

Burbank Firefighters work to free the drivers foot from her car-door after her car struck a wall and the garage gate as she was trying to exit her car at 1905 Scott Road. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters work to free the drivers foot from her car-door after her car struck a wall and the garage gate as she was trying to exit her car at 1905 Scott Road. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon arriving they found a woman had accidentally struck the gate and her foot was trapped inside doorjamb of the vehicle.

Quick work by firefighters, using the ‘jaws of life’,pushed the car away from the wall & popped open the door and allowed paramedics to treat her prior to transporting her to a local hospital. There no damages to the wall, and her car received minor damage.

Burbank Firefighters use the 'Jaws of Life' to free the drivers foot from her car-door after her car struck a wall and the garage gate as she was trying to exit her car at 1905 Scott Road. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters use the ‘Jaws of Life’ to free the drivers foot from her car-door after her car struck a wall and the garage gate as she was trying to exit her car at 1905 Scott Road. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Paramedics transported the driver to Saint Joseph's Medical Center with non life threatening. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Paramedics transported the driver to Saint Joseph’s Medical Center with non life threatening. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Accident Ties Up Traffic at Bob Hope Airport

Just after 2:00 Monday afternoon, Burbank Police and Fire responded to a traffic collision with an overturned car at the intersection of Hollywood Way and Winona Ave.

Firefighters check out a car after assisting victims out of the vehicle (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Firefighters check out a car after assisting victims out of the vehicle (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Burbank Fire paramedics was first on scene to find a two vehicle accident with a vehicle on its side. Thankfully all occupants were able to exit their vehicles safely with only very minor injuries that did not require hospital transport.

The cause of the accident was unknown at the time but Burbank PD remained on scene for about an hour after the collision for further investigation.

Winona was closed eastbound and westbound from Hollywood Way to Ontario for the duration of the investigation, and one lane northbound on Hollywood Way was also shutdown which had traffic backed up to the entrance of the airport at Thornton.

Burbank Overpass Traffic Snarled After Injury Accident

Burbank Police and Paramedics were dispatched to the Burbank Blvd. Overpass at the I-5 freeway Wednesday afternoon for a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon arrival, police found that it was an accident involving two vehicles and no pedestrians were involved.

Eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane on the bridge while the accident was investigated and the cars were able to be moved, backing up traffic in the area and causing delays.

Caltrans plans to remove and replace the bridge shortly as part of the I-5 corridor project which will take the bridge out of commission for at least 14 months.

Lt. Matthew Ferguson checks the damage of these 2 car that collided on the Burbank Overpass. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Lt. Matthew Ferguson checks the damage of these 2 car that collided on the Burbank Overpass. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Traffic on the Burbank Overpass was reduced to one lane causing a traffic nightmare following this two car collision. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Traffic on the Burbank Overpass was reduced to one lane causing a traffic nightmare following this two car collision. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The results of a two car collision on top of the Burbank Overpass. Traffic backed up to Mariposa. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The results of a two car collision on top of the Burbank Overpass. Traffic backed up to Mariposa. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Accident Snarls Rush Hour Traffic Without Major Injuries

Burbank Police Officers gather information awaiting the arrival of Burbank Fire Dept. at this overturned accident that occurred during rush hour traffic at Buena Vista & Verdugo. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Officers gather information awaiting the arrival of Burbank Fire Dept. at this overturned accident that occurred during rush hour traffic at Buena Vista & Verdugo. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police responded several units Code 3 (lights & siren) for a traffic accident  that included an overturned van at Buena Vista and Verdugo during rush hour traffic on Monday afternoon.  When they arrived on the scene they found everyone out and without serious injuries..

Burbank’s Fire Department and Paramedics continued to respond to check out the occupants and treated one driver for a minor arm injury.

Traffic was diverted in all directions at one of the busiest intersections along Buena Vista.

Burbank Firefighters treat the driver of a overturned van for a minor injury following this accident. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters treat the driver of a overturned van for a minor injury following this accident. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter John Freeborn checks out one of the passengers that was involved in this accident,and making sure he's OK, while a Burbank Police officer gathers information(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter John Freeborn checks out one of the passengers that was involved in this accident and making sure he’s OK, while a Burbank Police officer gathers information(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

Traffic Accident Brings out ‘Jaws of Life’

Burbank Fire Fighters responded to the intersection of Empire and Lincoln to a reported two car traffic accident with a person possibly trapped on Tuesday, April 30.

Burbank Fire Captain Brad Royal radios for additional equipment that would be needed to free this trapped driver. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Captain Brad Royal radios for additional equipment that would be needed to free this trapped driver. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon their arrival, they found two cars had tangled in the intersection and then came to rest on the northeast corner curb. Firefighters found the driver of one of the cars trapped caused by damage to her drivers door.

The call was upgraded to a ‘Physical Rescue’ which called for a truck company with specialized equipment including the ‘Jaws of Life’ and other hydraulic tools necessary to bend and cut metal or open doors that are mangled.

Burbank Firefighters use specialized equipment to get this patient out of her crashed car, prior to being transported to a trauma center for care.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters use specialized equipment to get this patient out of her crashed car, prior to being transported to a trauma center for care.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Once the door was opened, Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics were able to extricate and treated the driver that was trapped. She was later transported to Holy Cross Trauma Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Battalion Chief Eric Garcia was in charge of the incident.

Burbank Fire Paramedics package up this patient for transport to a trauma center. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Paramedics package up this patient for transport to a trauma center. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

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Crash Sends Cars into Art-Wave Doorway.

By Ross A. Benson

Burbank Police and Firefighters responded to the intersection of Alameda Ave. and Victory Blvd. Friday afternoon following a traffic accident that sent the two cars involved crashing over the curb and onto the sidewalk.

One of the vehicles ended up at the front entrance of Art-Wave the Art Warehouse.  The company, located on the southwest corner of the intersection, has a number of large paintings on display outside the business. Several of the paintings were stuck by the car.

Accident causes cars to come to rest in doorway of Art-Wave Warehouse at Alameda Ave & Victory Blvd Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Accident causes cars to come to rest in doorway of Art-Wave Warehouse at Alameda Ave & Victory Blvd Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Paramedics treated both drivers at the scene.  One driver was transported to Providence-St. Joseph Medical Center with what appeared to be minor non-life threatening injuries. No one on the busy street corner were struck.  Normally, the company has a man standing on the corner holding a large sign advertising the business.  A crossing guard is also normally at that corner, but had already gone off duty prior to the accident, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m..

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Burbank Police Department.

Spectacular Crash Sends Two Cars Spinning And Sliding

A traffic accident Thursday night around 10 p.m., at the intersection of Magnolia and Victory Boulevards severely damaged the two cars involved and injured one driver, but it could have been much worse.

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A Honda Civic on the left, and a Toyota Yaris came to rest backwards against the curb in front of Al & Ed’s Autosound on Victory Blvd. at Magnolia Blvd. after colliding Thursday night. (Photo by Stan Lynch)

The impact between a Honda Civic and a Toyota Yaris sent both cars spinning and sliding to the southeast corner of the intersection.  According Burbank Police at the scene, the Honda was heading east on Magnolia when the driver, who was unfamiliar with the area, apparently ran a red light.  She struck the Toyota, which was heading south on Victory, on the right side of the car.   The Toyota appeared to have slid on its left side before landing on all four wheels near the Honda.  The front and side airbags deployed in both cars.

Burbank Water & Power employee Richard Drutcher inspects the gaping hole in the plastic conduit that protects the electrical wire going from underground to the transmission lines overhead.

Burbank Water & Power employee Richard Drutcher inspects the gaping hole in the plastic conduit that protects the electrical wire going from underground to the transmission lines overhead.

The Honda came to rest with its rear wheels against a curb, with the right rear section of the car also striking a utility pole.  The impact broke a chunk out of the conduit that runs from the sidewalk up to the power lines overhead. Burbank Water & Power dispatched an employee from the Electrical Distribution section to access the damage. His initial inspection didn’t turn up any damage to the wires.

The driver was very lucky that the wires inside the conduit were not damaged, as the wires carry 4,000 volts of electricity.  Had the wires been broken, they could have shocked the driver or rescuers.

The wooden utility pole received only minor damage.  The electrical transmission lines at the top of the pole carry 69,000 volts.  Had the wire in the conduit been broken or the power lines overhead fallen, severe injuries or death could have resulted.

The Burbank Fire Department responded to the accident with an engine company and rescue ambulance.  The unidentified driver of the Toyota was transported to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center, after complaining of pain.   The driver of the Honda appeared to be uninjured and remained at the scene as police investigated the accident.