At about 10:00 p.m. Thursday night, Burbank Fire Engine 13 and RA13 along with Burbank Police, were dispatched to a traffic collision with injuries on the 3800 block of Vanowen.
Upon arrival Burbank Fire found a man in the front seat of a pickup truck with head and neck injuries after he struck the back of a parked car. Witnesses at the scene reported the driver was possibly under the influence of alcohol as he was reported being seen to have swerved into oncoming lanes before sharply veering back into his lane and striking the car on the side of the road.
The driver of the pickup truck was the only person involved and injured in the accident and was transported to Saint Joseph’s hospital along with Burbank Police for a follow up report. Vanowen St. between Hollywood Way and Clybourn remained shutdown both ways for about an hour so the vehicles could be removed from the street.
Burbank Police & Firefighters responded to the intersection of Vanowen and Valley streets around 6:07 PM Saturday evening and found the results of a violent car accident with two cars involved and one person trapped inside her car.
Burbank Firefighters had to use the ‘Jaws of Life’ to extricate one of the victims, having to cut the doors and roof off. Once the victim was removed the Paramedics used air splits and back boards to stabilize at least one broken leg, which they treated her prior to transporting to Holy Cross Hospital in Granada Hills.
Burbank Police took Richard Wakefield 54 of Castic into custody and transported him to Burbank’s Jail for suspicion of Driving under the influence.