Hit & Run Injures Pedestrian In Crosswalk Near Elementary School


At approximately 8:33 a.m. this morning, September 17, a pedestrian in the crosswalk headed north on Hollywood Way at Magnolia Blvd. was struck by a late-model blue VW Jetta in front of Porto’s Bakery. The driver of the Jetta was headed south on Hollywood Way and made a left onto Magnolia heading eastbound and struck the pedestrian, who was about one-third of the way across the street, with the rear of his vehicle. The pedestrian’s foot became lodged in the Jetta’s right rear quarter panel and then came loose and the force of the impact threw the pedestrian to the ground.

The driver of the Jetta did not slow down; rather, he sped up and continued east on Magnolia. The driver is described as adult male, white, possibly in his 30s, with sunglasses and possibly black hair. The pedestrian sustained some scrapes and abrasions but did not require emergency treatment. A police report has been filed with the Burbank Police Department.

At that time in the morning (8:30 a.m.) and in the mid-afternoon, many children use that crosswalk and others close by to get to their elementary school, located just one block away from the hit and run site. Any witnesses to this hit and run are asked to contact the BPD at http://www.burbankpd.org/contact/ or via 818-238-3000.

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