Pedestrian Struck By Hit & Run Driver Dies From Injuries

Nissan Minivan Hit and Run Vehicle
Did you see this mini van on Weds. Nov. 9, around 5 p.m. near Olive Ave. and Sunset Canyon Dr.? (Photo By Ross A. Benson)
Nissan Minivan Hit and Run Vehicle
Police tracked down the suspected hit & run vehicle that sent a local man to the hospital were he died from his injuries. Note the broken area in the lower center of the car's windshield. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)

Updated from our story posted Wednesday night

A pedestrian who was struck and seriously injured by a driver who fled the scene of the accident on Olive Ave. near Sunset Canyon Dr.  on Wednesday, has died from his injuries.

According to the Burbank Police Department, the victim, a 67 year-old Burbank man, was crossing Olive Ave. at 5:04 p.m., when he was struck by a white minivan that was eastbound on Olive.  The man was transported to the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he later succumbed to his injuries.  The victim’s name has not yet been released.

The minivan driver did not stop and render aid to the victim.  Instead, the vehicle continued heading east on Olive onto Country Club Dr.  An intensive search by police  on the ground, and in the air with the police air unit, was conducted.  However, officers were unable to locate the suspect vehicle at that time.

Shortly after 8 p.m. Wednesday, the police department received a phone call from a man who said his father had been involved in the collision.  Officers responded to a home in the 1800 block of Ayers Way which is near the accident scene, and contacted the driver.  The man, whose identify has not been released by police,  was interviewed by investigators, but was not arrested.  According to a police department spokesman, alcohol was not a factor in the accident.  The decision has not been made yet whether to arrest the driver, or follow the complaint route and file the case with the district attorney’s office.   The man’s vehicle, a 2005 Nissan Quest, was impounded as evidence and removed from the garage of the home at appoximately 11 p.m.

Anyone who may have witnessed the accident, or saw the vehicle being driven just before or after the accident, is asked to contact Det. Paul Orlowski or Det. Sam Anderson in the Traffic Bureau at (818) 2383100.


The suspected Hit & Run vehicle was found inside the garage of a house at 1840 Ayes Way. Police personnel are shown checking the vehilce before it was impounded as evidence. (Photo By Ross A. Benson)


    1. Alcohol not a factor? No arrest? Hit in run accident resulting in death… Have not decided if there will be an arrest?  This is so troubling. I’m sorry but if you leave the scene of an accident you don’t get to flee to gather yourself and your story,to then be told you may stay in the comfort of your home while some innocent victim lie helplessly dying, and the family of the recently passed?  what they get to mourn, grieve, and deal with the heartbreak?  Adding insult to injury, the coward that fled the scene sits comfortably in his home….This is why I have lost faith in the system in the city of Burbank…..Burbank revolves around who you are or who you know…this is a true injustice, that person should be in jail…….

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