Driver Injured After Hitting Buildings Water System

By On March 11, 2013

Burbank Police received the call of a car into a building at 3800 Vanowen, and units were dispatched Code 3 (Light and Siren), worried that someone might be trapped.

Burbank Paramedics prepare to transport this patient to Saint Joseph Medical Center, following an accident where he drove into a water main. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Paramedics prepare to transport this patient to Saint Joseph Medical Center following an accident where he drove into a water main. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon there arrival they found a pickup truck that went out of control up onto the sidewalk, missing a fire hydrant but running smack into some water valves that supply the nearby building with water.

The driver was removed by officers, and he allegedly appeared very intoxicated, he was moved to a safe spot and then was treated by Burbank Paramedics who transported him to Saint Joseph Medical Center, with his hands handcuffed to a stretcher.

The truck was later removed and Water & Power Water division responded to secure the leaking valves.

Burbank Police & Firefighters talk to the driver of the pictured truck after he crashed it into a water valve. (Photo y Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police and Firefighters talk to the driver of the pictured truck after he crashed it into a water valve. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)