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Burbank Pedestrian Succumbs From Injuries

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police investigate the scene where an 80 year old male, identified as Manharlal Shah was struck. (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police released the following release regarding a traffic accident last Friday:
On July 10, 2015, at about 6:00 pm, a collision involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian occurred at the intersection of Verdugo Avenue and California Street in the City of Burbank.

The on-scene investigation revealed that an 80 year old male, identified as Manharlal Shah a resident of Burbank, was struck while crossing Verdugo Avenue in a marked crosswalk.

The driver of the vehicle was in the process of making a left turn from northbound California Street to westbound Verdugo Avenue when the collision occurred. The impact knocked Mr. Shah to the ground, which resulted in significant head trauma.

He was treated at the scene by Burbank Fire Department Paramedics and transported to a nearby trauma center, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit. Mr. Shah subsequently succumbed to his injuries on July 17, 2015. The driver of the vehicle which struck Mr. Shah remained at the scene and did not display any symptoms of impairment.

There have been no arrests made or citations issued as part of this investigation, which is on-going. Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Burbank Police Department Traffic Investigators at (818) 238-3100.

The Burbank Police Department would like to remind both drivers and pedestrians to remain vigilant when on our roadways. Pay attention to your surroundings and avoid distractions.

Paramedics work on an Manharlal Shah before transporting him to the hospital. He died from his injuries one week later (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Paramedics work on an Manharlal Shah before transporting him to the hospital. He died from his injuries one week later (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Motorcyclist Ejected Into Truck After Collision

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

A Burbank man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a truck turned in front of him, causing the rider to be ejected and was thrown into a side window that was in the bed of the truck.

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries after being impaled inside this pickup truck. . (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries after being impaled inside this pickup truck. . (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Paramedics were dispatched at 5:00 pm Wednesday to the intersection of Griffith Park and Victory where the pickup truck made a left hand turn after coming eastbound on Victory onto Griffith Park, where the motorcycle struck the unidentified woman’s truck. Police at the scene did not believe that the motorcycle rider was speeding at the time of the accident.

When police first arrived at the scene, they assisted the rider who was now in the bed of the truck, until paramedics arrived. The rider (who was only identified as a Burbank resident) was taken to the hospital.

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Pedestrian Becomes Second Fatality in Burbank This Past Weekend

Burbank Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Team is continuing its investigation into a second fatality traffic accident over the weekend.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Sunday morning, a 76-year-old female was struck in a marked crosswalk while crossing eastbound Hollywood Way at Victory Blvd. The female was hit by a delivery van making a right turn onto southbound Hollywood Way.

Burbank Paramedics responded and treated the elderly woman before transporting her to L.A. County USC Medical Center in full traumatic arrest. Life saving techniques failed and she was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The 51-year-old driver, who stopped immediately after the accident, was not cited nor held pending further investigation by the traffic investigators.

The name of the female has not being released by the LA County Coroners office until notification of next of kin is completed.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Anyone driving in the area or have any information that can aid the traffic investigators is asked to call 818-238-3100.

 

 

 

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

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)