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Burbank Overpass Traffic Snarled After Injury Accident

Burbank Police and Paramedics were dispatched to the Burbank Blvd. Overpass at the I-5 freeway Wednesday afternoon for a reported vehicle vs. pedestrian accident.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Upon arrival, police found that it was an accident involving two vehicles and no pedestrians were involved.

Eastbound traffic was reduced to one lane on the bridge while the accident was investigated and the cars were able to be moved, backing up traffic in the area and causing delays.

Caltrans plans to remove and replace the bridge shortly as part of the I-5 corridor project which will take the bridge out of commission for at least 14 months.

Lt. Matthew Ferguson checks the damage of these 2 car that collided on the Burbank Overpass. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Lt. Matthew Ferguson checks the damage of these 2 car that collided on the Burbank Overpass. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Traffic on the Burbank Overpass was reduced to one lane causing a traffic nightmare following this two car collision. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Traffic on the Burbank Overpass was reduced to one lane causing a traffic nightmare following this two car collision. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The results of a two car collision on top of the Burbank Overpass. Traffic backed up to Mariposa. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The results of a two car collision on top of the Burbank Overpass. Traffic backed up to Mariposa. ( Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Driver Injured After Hitting Buildings Water System

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)

Vehicle Runs Through Front of Burbank Flower Shop

Burbank Police Department officials received several 911 calls of a minivan driving into a Flower Shop right around 1:50PM.

Burbank Firefighters clean the broken glass after this minivan drove into Glenoaks Flower and Gifts located on Alameda St. & Glenoaks. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

As they were dispatching units to the intersection of Alameda Avenue and Glenoaks, a patrol officer who was right across the street was on scene within seconds. The driver, an employee of Glenoaks Flowers & Gifts, accidentally hit the gas pedal while sitting in front of the store located in a mini mall on the northwest west corner.

Burbank Fire Paramedics responded and for precautionary reasons they transported the driver that appeared in his 20’s to 30’s.  Burbank Firefighters remained on scene while the car was removed by a tow truck, and then driven out of the shop. Firefighters assisted in cleaning up some of the debris.

(Photo b y Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters clean the broken glass after this minivan drove into the Glenoaks Flower and Gifts located on Alameda St. & Glenoaks. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Building Inspectors responded to the scene to see if the building was structurally safe.

Damage was limited to the glass storefront and the front of the minivan.

Rain Brings Series of Injury Traffic Accidents to Burbank

When the rain came Saturday night in Burbank, so did the injury traffic accidents.

Burbank Firefighters had to respond their truck to extradite people twice Saturday night, once on the freeway, besides numerous other accidents requiring paramedics.

Burbank Firefighters use the ‘Jaws Of Life’ to free the female driver of this truck after becoming trapped following an accident at Glenoaks & Providencia St. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Firefighters had to use the ‘Jaws of Life’ to extricate the driver of a late model pickup truck following a collision at the intersection of Glenoaks Blvd. and Providencia Street. The truck ran down a bus shelter, parkway tree and then became lodged between another larger parkway tree and a wall.

The female driver was transported to LA County Medical Center with trauma type injuries, along with two passengers. Burbank Police are continuing their investigation into the accident, but said the smell of alcohol was present from the driver prior to her being transported by Burbank Paramedics.

Burbank Firefighters & Paramedics treat the driver of the pickup following this accident at Glenoaks & Providencia St. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

2 Year-Old Tumbles Out Window, Survives

Around 5 p.m.  Tuesday night, Burbank’s police department received a call transferred from LAPD, which was then sent to Verdugo Fire dispatch, of a 2 year-old who had fallen from a unsecured second story window at 1724 Peyton Ave.

Upon the arrival of police and paramedics,  the young child was with her mother.  She had a bruise on her face along with some scratches. Burbank Paramedics were instructed to transport the 2 year-old girl to LA County-USC Medical Center.  Burbank Police also sent a unit to hospital.

If this story sounds familiar, it is believed that this may be the third time recently that a child has fallen out of a second story window.

This little girl was jumping on a bed in the vicinity of the window.  She bounced the wrong way and fill through an open window.  She landed on her head on the patio below.

She was reportedly in good condition when transported by ambulance.   Her young mother accompanied the girl,  holding her daughters hand during the trip, as paramedics rushed her to the hospital.

Late Night Accident Sends Man to Hospital

At around 10:45 Monday night, Burbank Police along with Burbank Fire Department responded to a reported single vehicle traffic accident near the Burbank Animal Shelter with the car overturned.

Burbank Paramedics get ready to transport a man to the hospital after being involved in an accident. (Photo By Nick Colbert)

Burbank PD was first on scene and reported that a vehicle was flipped over on the sidewalk with the driver and his small dog out of the vehicle. The driver was reported traveling northbound on Victory at a high rate of speed before he lost control of his car and flipped several times through the air where he then landed on the opposite side of the road upside down in the bushes.

Before coming to rest in the bushes, the car snapped a tree in half which pierced the side window of the car missing the driver by inches. Amazingly, the driver escaped with non life threatening injuries but was transported to the hospital with multiple lacerations to his face and a possible concussion. The dog appeared to be okay but will probably demand to drive next time.

Southbound Victory was closed for over an hour in the area for the clean up and duration of the investigation.

 

This vehicle rolled and wound up knocking over a tree on Victory Place near the Animal Shelter Monday night. (Photo By Nick Colbert)

The car was righted after the accident showing damage to the passenger side of the vehicle (Photo By Nick Colbert)

 

Two People Seriously Injured By Drunk Driver In Front Of NBC

A suspected drunk driver injured three people when she ran a red light Wednesday evening in front of the NBC Studios at Alameda and Olive Avenues.

Both cars received heavy damage in the Wednesday evening accident (Photo By Craig Sherwood)

Burbank Police and Fire Department personnel responded to the accident at 8:07 p.m.  Initial reports were that someone was trapped in one of the vehicles.  A fire truck company and an additional rescue ambulance were dispatched to assist at the scene.

According to police, the victims were heading westbound on Alameda Ave. in a 2001 green Ford Explorer, when the suspected drunk driver in a blue 1999 Jaguar going eastbound on Olive Ave., ran a red light. The 57 year-old driver of the Explorer saw the other car coming at him, but was unable to avoid the collision.  The Jaguar struck the Explorer nearly head-on.

The driver, from Venice, complained of pain to his left wrist, and would seek his own medical treatment.  One of his passengers, a 79 year-old woman, received lacerations to her mouth, and complained of chest pain.  She was transported to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center. A 66 year-old man riding in the back seat of the Explorer received lacerations to his right eye area and upper lip, and spinal injuries to his neck.  He was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

The driver of the Jaguar, Maritza Luciano, 40, of Burbank, received three broken ribs in the accident.  After being treated at the hospital, she was arrested for felony drunk driving, and is being held on $100,000 bail.

 

Parents From Korea Hit Crossing Street While Visiting Daughter

The investigation is on-going after a Honda Civic driven by a 52 year-old Burbank resident struck a couple from Korea who were in town to visit their daughter.

Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department said that police were called at 9:50 Thursday morning at the corner of San Fernando and Valencia for two pedestrians struck by a vehicle.  Upon arriving at the scene, they found a Korean couple had been hit by a car.

The 50 year-old woman struck the windshield of the car and she received major injuries including cuts to the face as well as a broken elbow.  She was transported to County USC Medical and is inserious condition. The 50 year-old male had facial cuts and was reporting chest pains.  He was transported to Hold Cross Hospital.

The car was traveling westbound on Valencia and then turned southbound on San Fernando where it hit the couple in an unmarked crosswalk.  The driver immediately stopped at the scene.  No drugs or alcohol were detected or suspected.

Serious Crash on Glenoaks and Amherst Injures Three

Photo By Max Lippman

Three people were injured late Wednesday night when a car allegedly ran a signal at Glenoaks and Amherst according to bystanders.  The vehicle struck a van that at first was thought to need the jaws of life to extricate the occupant.  However, before a Burbank Fire Department truck company could arrive at the scene,  the driver climbed out of the vehicle through a window.

Burbank Police at the scene were still investigating the accident.  If you saw the accident you are asked to call the Burbank Police Dept. at 818 238-3000

 

 

Photo By Max Lippman

Burbank Police Officer Involved In Accident Responding To Call

A Burbank Police Car sits against the building where it came to rest following a accident at Magnolia & Victory Friday evening. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

A Burbank Police officer responding to a call escaped serious injury when his patrol car was struck by another car on Victory Blvd. near Magnolia Blvd. late Friday night.

The  officer was heading northbound on Victory Blvd., rolling to a report of a woman being assaulted in the 1700 block of N. Lincoln St. at 11:45 p.m.   He was not using his red lights and siren, and had a green light at Magnolia.   He had just passed through the intersection with Magnolia Blvd., when a Dodge Neon heading southbound on Victory attempted to make a left turn into the Shell gas station.  The collision occurred in the number 2 lane about 75 feet north of the intersection.

A Burbank Police Officer marked the tire of where one of the cars involved came to a rest. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Although the accident is still under investigation, it appears that the Dodge may have struck the side of the police car.  The impact sent the police car partially up onto the sidewalk, where it took out two small parkway trees and one street sign.  As it skidded along the curb, the police car apparently stuck a utility pole, causing the car to spin 180 degree.  It ended up perpendicular to the street, resting against the fire sprinkler system pipes for the American Cancer Society’s Discovery Shop at 500 N. Victory Blvd.

Burbank Police investigate this accident involving a Burbank Police Car (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

The Dodge Neon had extensive front end damage.  The two young men in the car, the driver and his passenger, are from Arizona.  The Burbank Fire Department responded with Engine 15 and RA 15, but left after it was determined that neither the driver, his passenger, or the officer needed medical attention.   The unidentified officer was later driven in a police car to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center to be checked out by a doctor, as standard procedure in such cases.

More than an hour after the accident, Victory Blvd. remained closed to traffic as police continued to investigate the collision.   According to investigators at the scene, it appears that alcohol was not involved.