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Spectacular Car Crash Closes Verdugo Avenue for an Hour

In what witnesses said was a spectacular car accident Friday evening sent one person to LA County USC Trauma Center with traumatic injuries and another to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center with minor injuries and for observation.TA Verdugo & Lincoln -2

The Burbank Police Traffic Department are still investigating this wild traffic accident that sent one car flipping end over end several times before coming to a rest in the middle of Verdugo Avenue. Debris littered the street close to two city blocks long.

It was reported that the driver of a newer Toyota Camry was west bound Verdugo Avenue at an extremely high rate of speed passing cars in the center of the street, then he struck a parked car, then another and then collided with a car at approximately Lincoln Street. That’s when his car then was catapulted into midair flipping over several times to finally come to rest at approximately mid block on Verdugo west of Lincoln Street.

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigate the scene of traffic accident that closed Verdugo Avenue at Lincoln Street Friday evening.(Photo by Ross A.Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigate the scene of traffic accident that closed Verdugo Avenue at Lincoln Street Friday evening.(Photo by Ross A.Benson)

Verdugo remained closed for over an hour while traffic officers recorded measurements and took witnesses statements.

According to Burbank Police, it’s being investigated that the driver might have suffered from a possible medical condition this causing this accident.

The investigation is on going by Burbank Police.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Glendale Firefighters treat one of the patients that was struck during accident. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Glendale Firefighters treat one of the patients that was struck during accident. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

 

Pedestrian Hit on Olive Avenue Turns Into Fatal Accident

Forensics Specialist collects evidence at scene of auto vs pedestrian accident at Olive & Naomi Streets. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Forensics Specialist collects evidence at scene of auto vs pedestrian accident at Olive & Naomi Streets. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police are continuing their investigation into a fatal Auto vs. Pedestrian accident that occurred late Sunday evening around 10:15 pm. The accident occurred on Olive Avenue west of Naomi Street.

Police identified the man as Brad Hensley, a 53 year old resident of the City of Maywood that was struck  in the eastbound number one lane and was not crossing in a marked crosswalk. He was transported by Burbank Fire Paramedics to Providence Holy Cross Trauma Center where he succumbed to his injuries caused by the accident.

The front window shattered and wheels marked for investigators to followup on . (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The front window shattered and wheels marked for investigators to followup on . (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Division will be continuing their investigation. The driver of the car that struck the pedestrian was cooperating fully with police at the scene and there was no evidence that any alcohol or drugs impaired the driver.

The driver of the vehicle was a 60 year-old Burbank resident. Olive remained closed during the initial investigation from Buena Vista on the east and Florence on the west.

 

Burbank Paramedics care to the patient prior to transporting him to Providence Holy Cross Trauma Center.(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Paramedics provide care to the patient prior to transporting him to Providence Holy Cross Trauma Center.  The man later succumbed to his injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Two Women Seriously Injured Crossing Olive Ave.

Two women were seriously injured Thursday evening, when they were run down while crossing Olive Avenue at Parish Place. This is not the first serious accident at the intersection.

The accident occurred at 7:14 p.m. when the women were crossing Olive Ave. at Parish Pl. They were in the crosswalk, heading south, when a Lexus RX350 traveling north or Parish Pl. made a left turn into the westbound lanes of Olive Ave., running over both women.  Police report that the driver, Inna Shindich, 45,  stated that she didn’t see the pedestrians.  There was no indication that drugs or alcohol were involved.

One of the victims, a 60 year-old woman, received a compound fracture to her right ankle, a fractured pelvis, and a broken leg.  Both of her arms were also broken.   The other victim, a 70 year-old woman, received a broken left shoulder according to police.   The Burbank Fire Department sent two rescue ambulances to the scene.  Both women were transported to the trauma center at County-USC Medical Center in Los Angeles.

The intersection of Olive Ave. and Parish Pl. is controlled by a traffic signal.  Almost 25 years ago,
a student from John Burroughs was struck there and critically injured.  As a result of the accident she was permanently blinded.  Because of that accident, a flashing yellow caution sign was erected over the intersection that is used by students from the nearby high school.  The City of Burbank eventually upgraded the intersection to the current traffic signals.

Crash Sends One Car on Its Side

Burbank Police are investigating this minor injury accident at Clybourn & Clark Street  Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police are investigating this minor injury accident at Clybourn and Clark Street Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police are investigating a traffic accident that happened at the intersection of Clark and Clybourn on Thursday afternoon.

One of the cars ran a stop sign at the intersection that has a four-way stop and struck the other in the side, knocking it off its wheels and on its side.

Fire Department personnel were dispatched to help the driver of the car escape.  She was able to stand up but unable to exit since the car was on its side.

Burbank Firefighters come to the rescue of a woman who was trapped in her car after it landed on its side. (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Burbank Firefighters come to the rescue of a woman who was trapped in her car after it landed on its side. (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Firefighters removed the front windshield so the woman could climb out.  She complained of arm pain at the scene and was looked at by Paramedics who did not have to transport her to the hospital.

The driver of the other car and a young child were in the other car.  The child was not injured and the driver complained of pain, but will see her own medical care.

Firefighters remove the windshield so a woman could get out of the vehicle  (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Firefighters remove the windshield so a woman could get out of the vehicle (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Burbank Firefighter/Paramedic Royce Nix checks out one of the drivers involved in this roll over accident that occurred Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighter/Paramedic Royce Nix checks out one of the drivers involved in this roll over accident that occurred Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters upright one of the cars involved in this minor injury auto accident Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters upright one of the cars involved in this minor injury auto accident Thursday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Vehicle Crashes into San Fernando Blvd. Businesses

Burbank Police look over damage to the car that hit the building  (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Burbank Police look over damage to the car that hit the building (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Just after 11:00 Tuesday morning, Burbank Police and Fire responded to a traffic accident with a vehicle into a structure at 928 N. San Fernando Blvd. Burbank Fire Engine 11 arrived on scene to find a vehicle that had jumped the curb and slammed into Wing Stop and the UPS Store adjacent to it. The 87 year old driver and his passenger were not injured and no customers or employees workers inside either store were hurt.

Workers inside the two stores reported they heard a screeching of tires coming through the parking lot, and when they looked out front the vehicle had come to a stop just in front of the sidewalk. Seconds later the SUV suddenly accelerated and crashed into the building where it then finally came to rest. Burbank PD is still in the process of fully investigating as to what caused the accident.

A representative from the building and safety department was requested to check the structural integrity of the two stores.

There was no word yet on the amount of damage that was caused by the accident.

 (Photo By Nick Colbert)

(Photo By Nick Colbert)

Police and Fire personal talk to the driver after the accident   (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Police and Fire personal talk to the driver after the accident (Photo By Nick Colbert)

A Burbank building inspector looks over damage with firefighters. (Photo By Nick Colbert)

A Burbank building inspector looks over damage with firefighters. (Photo By Nick Colbert)

‘Jaws of Life’ Used to Free Trapped Motorist

Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics were called to the intersection of Rosita and Glenoaks Blvd. around 11:20 for a reported traffic accident.

Firefighters treat and evaluate this patient involved. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Firefighters treat and evaluate this patient involved. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon their arrival they found two cars involved with one person trapped. Additional equipment was requested including a truck company that carries the ‘Jaws of Life’ making it possible to cut the doors and center post from one of the cars.

Following the extrication, Paramedics rushed one of the victims to a local hospital, with unspecified injuries while treating another one who did not require transportation.

Burbank Police are conducting an investigation as to who was at fault, and following up. Southbound traffic on Glenoaks Blvd. was diverted during the rescue for a short while investigators were working the scene.

Burbank Paramedics rush to an awaiting rescue ambulance, to get this victim to a local hospital for treatment. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Paramedics rush to an awaiting rescue ambulance, to get this victim to a local hospital for treatment. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Firefighters used the 'Jaws of Life' to open up the side of this car following an accident at Rosita & Glenoaks Blvd. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Firefighters used the ‘Jaws of Life’ to open up the side of this car following an accident at Rosita & Glenoaks Blvd. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Overturned Car Creates Havoc on Hollywood Way

Around 9:20 Tuesday morning, Burbank Fire and Paramedics and Burbank Police were dispatched to a traffic collision with a vehicle overturned and a person trapped inside on the 300 block of N. Hollywood Way.

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Photo By Nick Colbert

Burbank PD arrived on scene and began to shutdown Hollywood Way in both directions between Heffron and Oak as cars struck in the collision were scattered on both sides of the street. Shortly after, Burbank’s Engine and Truck 12 arrived on scene to find one vehicle on its roof in the street that had struck multiple other cars, and an unconscious but breathing female trapped upside down in the vehicle.

The driver side door of her overturned car was not very badly damaged allowing for a fairly quick extrication process by the units on scene. After being removed from the vehicle, she was quickly transported to the hospital to be treated for her injuries. There is no word on her condition at this time.

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Paramedics help the victim of the accident (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Witnesses at the accident scene said the accident was allegedly caused by the female driver, driving a beige sedan, who was traveling northbound on Hollywood Way when she then struck a car in the lane next to her sending that car spinning across the street and onto the sidewalk. The driver of the beige sedan then hit two more parked cars on the northbound side of the street before rolling over and landing upside down in the street.

Burbank Police and Fire are unsure of whether the driver fell suffered a medical condition right before the accident happened, or if she lost consciousness as a result of the violent collision. The driver of the beige sedan was thankfully the only person injured in the accident.

Hollywood Way was shutdown for over an hour to allow Burbank PD to conduct a lengthy investigation to provide more clues as to what possibly caused the accident.

Police examine the area for clues to why the accident occurred (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Police examine the area for clues to why the accident occurred (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Crash Sends Cars into Art-Wave Doorway.

By Ross A. Benson

Burbank Police and Firefighters responded to the intersection of Alameda Ave. and Victory Blvd. Friday afternoon following a traffic accident that sent the two cars involved crashing over the curb and onto the sidewalk.

One of the vehicles ended up at the front entrance of Art-Wave the Art Warehouse.  The company, located on the southwest corner of the intersection, has a number of large paintings on display outside the business. Several of the paintings were stuck by the car.

Accident causes cars to come to rest in doorway of Art-Wave Warehouse at Alameda Ave & Victory Blvd Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Accident causes cars to come to rest in doorway of Art-Wave Warehouse at Alameda Ave & Victory Blvd Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Paramedics treated both drivers at the scene.  One driver was transported to Providence-St. Joseph Medical Center with what appeared to be minor non-life threatening injuries. No one on the busy street corner were struck.  Normally, the company has a man standing on the corner holding a large sign advertising the business.  A crossing guard is also normally at that corner, but had already gone off duty prior to the accident, which occurred shortly after 4 p.m..

The cause of the accident is under investigation by the Burbank Police Department.

St. Patrick’s Day Collision Sends Three Women To Hospital

Three people had to be transported to the hospital by ambulance Sunday night shortly before 11 p.m., after two cars collided at the intersection of Burbank Blvd. and Mariposa St.

Burbank Firefighters used 'The Jaws Of Life' to extricate a driver and a passenger from this Honda involved in an accident Burbank Blvd. & Mariposa Street Sunday evening. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters used ‘The Jaws Of Life’ to extricate a driver and a passenger from this Honda involved in an accident on Burbank Blvd. and Mariposa Street Sunday evening. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

According to police officers at the scene, four young women in a 1991 Honda Accord were northbound on Mariposa, when they attempted to turn left onto westbound Burbank Blvd.  A female driver in a newer BMW was eastbound on Burbank Blvd. in the number 2 lane, when her car struck the left side of the Honda, caving in the driver’s and passenger doors.  The front and rear passengers sitting on the right side of the Honda were able to get out of the car.  Although shaken, they did not appear to be injured.

The driver and passenger in the left rear seat of the Honda had to be extricated by firefighters, who used the “jaws of life” to remove the doors of the already badly damaged car.  The other two young women in the Honda were able to get out on their own.  The driver of the other car appeared to have an injured arm.  All three victims were transported by rescue ambulance to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center.

Burbank Firefighters & Paramedics prepare one patient for transport to a local hosiptal following a accident at Burbank Blvd. & Mariposa St. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters & Paramedics prepare one patient for transport to a local hospital following a accident at Burbank Blvd. and Mariposa St. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The BMW appeared to have sustained moderate damage to the front end of the car.  The Honda Accord, with it’s now missing doors, broken and missing rear window appeared to be a total loss.   School books, papers, and glass from the shattered rear window were scattered across most of the lanes of Burbank Blvd.   A parked car next to where the Honda came to rest, apparently escaped being damaged.   The accident remains under investigation.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Firemen Rescue Worker From Reservoir Construction Accident

Burbank Firefighters and Paramedics were summoned to the intersection of Sunset Canyon Dr. and Magnolia Blvd. Friday afternoon after a construction worker fell into a trench that had been dug for the new Burbank Reservoir.

Burbank Fire Fighters & Paramedics package up a worker who fell over 20 feet into a trench on Sunset Cyn. & Magnolia Blvd. Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Fighters & Paramedics package up a worker who fell over 20 feet into a trench on Sunset Canyon and Magnolia Blvd. Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon their arrival, firefighters found the man,who had suffered a major leg injury, at the bottom of a shored trench.  He had reportedly fallen 20 feet into the open trench.

Firefighters requested additional equipment with a stokes basket, ropes, and other specialized equipment.  Under the Direction of Battalion Chief Ron Barone, they hoisted the victim, stabilized him,and then transported him by rescue ambulance to the Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

Burbank Fire Fighters & Paramedics package up a worker who fell over 20 feet into a trench on Sunset Cyn. & Magnolia Blvd. Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Fire Fighters & Paramedics package up a worker who fell over 20 feet into a trench on Sunset Canyon and Magnolia Blvd. Friday afternoon. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)