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Pedestrian Using Wheelchair Struck While Crossing Alameda In Crosswalk

Burbank Police received several calls Thursday afternoon, January 3, at 5:05 p.m. about a male struck in a marked crosswalk using a wheelchair on Alameda Avenue in front of the Pavilions grocery store.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

Several police units were dispatched along with Burbank Fire Paramedics and upon their arrival they found a male lying in the street, bleeding with a major head injury. His wheelchair was located some distance from the crash down the street. The striking car remained at the scene.

Traffic was detoured in both directions as emergency personnel tended to the injured, made measurements and recorded evidence. Some traffic was redirected down Mariposa Street on the west end and Main Street on the wast.

(Photo by Ross A Benson)

The male victim in his 50s was transported to a local hospital in serious condition. The driver of the car remained at the scene.

Burbank Traffic Investigators were called to the scene and are investigating the cause.

 

 

 

 

Two Accidents Result in Serious Injuries on Burbank Streets

A pedestrian and a motorcyclist both received serious injuries in two separate incidents.

The first incident involved a pedestrian on November 4 at 5:35 pm on Scott Road at East Street. According to Sergeant Derek Green, Burbank Police Department’s Public Information Officer, ”
The pedestrian, an 82-year-old man, was crossing Scott Road at East Ave. when he was struck by a Toyota Camry traveling south on Scott. The driver, a female adult, remained at the scene and was cooperative.”

The man was reported conscious and was transported to a local trauma hospital.

Green reports neither drugs nor alcohol were factors with the cause still under investigation and no arrests were made.

The second accident involved a motorcyclist on Monday, November 5 about 10:50 pm at the intersection of Naomi and Olive.

Photo By: Edward Tovmassian

According to Green, “An adult male was traveling west on Olive Ave. when a Volkswagen Jetta made a left turn in front him. The motorcyclist collided with the vehicle, ejecting the rider. The driver of the vehicle, also an adult male, remained at the scene and was cooperative.

Drugs and/or alcohol were not factors.” The motorcyclist was transported to a trauma hospital.

Green said the driver of the vehicle was allegedly at fault. “Preliminary findings have found the driver of the VW Jetta to be at fault in this collision.”

 

 

 

Officers Looking for Motorists During Distracted Driver Awareness Month

This month, the Burbank Police Department is joining with law enforcement throughout California to bring awareness to distracted driving.

Ten years after “hands-free” laws were put into place to improve safety on the road, there has been a decrease in accidents caused by distracted drivers using their cellphones. However, distracting driving continues to be a major reason for accidents.

Data from 2007 shows there were over 33,000 accidents throughout California that were the result of distracted driving. In 2017, around 22,000 drivers were in traffic accidents that were the result of distracted driving.

“California’s distracted driving laws have been saving lives for a decade now. Every day, somewhere in California, someone is sitting down to dinner with their family who wouldn’t have made it through the day without these laws on the books. That’s tremendously gratifying,” said former State Senator Joe Simitian, author of California’s hands-free and no-texting laws.

April has been declared to be “Distracted Driving Awareness Month,” with the first week as “California Teen Safe Driving Week.”

April 5th and 13th will be the two dates on which police throughout the state will increase enforcement for no-texting traffic safety laws. Through grant-funded resources, additional BPD traffic officers will be monitoring parts of the city where accidents are more frequent. Drivers observed to be on their phones will be ticketed, and a citation of $162 will be given to first time offenders.

For prevention of such accidents, police want to make drivers aware of safe alternatives to using their phones while driving. Police have provided options, such as designating a passenger who can respond to texts or calls on the driver’s behalf. While on the road, drivers can also find a safe place to park to make a phone call or send a message. To avoid the temptation of using their phone altogether, drivers are encouraged to put their mobile device in the backseat or the trunk.

“Distracted Driving Awareness Month” is funded by the California Office of Traffic Safety and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

Burbank Motorcycle Officer Injured in Traffic Accident

An on-duty Burbank Police Department Motor Officer was involved in a traffic collision this morning at 6:20am.  The uniformed motor officer was traveling north on Third Street when the driver of a Honda Accord made a left turn in front of him, onto eastbound Harvard Road.

The officer took evasive action, but was unable to avoid the crash and was ejected from his motorcycle.

The officer was treated at the scene by Burbank Fire Paramedics and transported to a local hospital with no apparent major injuries.   He will likely be released later today.

The driver of the Honda Accord, an 82 year-old female who was uninjured, remained at the scene and was questioned by officers.  Alcohol/Drugs do not appear to be a factor.  No citations were issued and the collision remains under investigation by Burbank Police Traffic Investigators.

Burbank Pedestrian Succumbs From Injuries

(Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police investigate the scene where an 80 year old male, identified as Manharlal Shah was struck. (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police released the following release regarding a traffic accident last Friday:
On July 10, 2015, at about 6:00 pm, a collision involving a vehicle versus a pedestrian occurred at the intersection of Verdugo Avenue and California Street in the City of Burbank.

The on-scene investigation revealed that an 80 year old male, identified as Manharlal Shah a resident of Burbank, was struck while crossing Verdugo Avenue in a marked crosswalk.

The driver of the vehicle was in the process of making a left turn from northbound California Street to westbound Verdugo Avenue when the collision occurred. The impact knocked Mr. Shah to the ground, which resulted in significant head trauma.

He was treated at the scene by Burbank Fire Department Paramedics and transported to a nearby trauma center, where he was admitted to the intensive care unit. Mr. Shah subsequently succumbed to his injuries on July 17, 2015. The driver of the vehicle which struck Mr. Shah remained at the scene and did not display any symptoms of impairment.

There have been no arrests made or citations issued as part of this investigation, which is on-going. Any witnesses to the collision are asked to contact Burbank Police Department Traffic Investigators at (818) 238-3100.

The Burbank Police Department would like to remind both drivers and pedestrians to remain vigilant when on our roadways. Pay attention to your surroundings and avoid distractions.

Paramedics work on an Manharlal Shah before transporting him to the hospital. He died from his injuries one week later (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Paramedics work on an Manharlal Shah before transporting him to the hospital. He died from his injuries one week later (Photo by © Ross A. Benson)

Motorcyclist Ejected Into Truck After Collision

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

A Burbank man was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a truck turned in front of him, causing the rider to be ejected and was thrown into a side window that was in the bed of the truck.

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries after being impaled inside this pickup truck. . (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries after being impaled inside this pickup truck. . (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Paramedics were dispatched at 5:00 pm Wednesday to the intersection of Griffith Park and Victory where the pickup truck made a left hand turn after coming eastbound on Victory onto Griffith Park, where the motorcycle struck the unidentified woman’s truck. Police at the scene did not believe that the motorcycle rider was speeding at the time of the accident.

When police first arrived at the scene, they assisted the rider who was now in the bed of the truck, until paramedics arrived. The rider (who was only identified as a Burbank resident) was taken to the hospital.

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Burbank Police Traffic Officers investigates this motorcycle vs pickup truck accident that occurred Wednesday afternoon at Griffith Park and Victory Blvd. The motorcycle rider was transported to LA County USC Medical Center with serious injuries. (Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Pedestrian Becomes Second Fatality in Burbank This Past Weekend

Burbank Police Department’s Traffic Investigation Team is continuing its investigation into a second fatality traffic accident over the weekend.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Sunday morning, a 76-year-old female was struck in a marked crosswalk while crossing eastbound Hollywood Way at Victory Blvd. The female was hit by a delivery van making a right turn onto southbound Hollywood Way.

Burbank Paramedics responded and treated the elderly woman before transporting her to L.A. County USC Medical Center in full traumatic arrest. Life saving techniques failed and she was pronounced dead at the hospital.

The 51-year-old driver, who stopped immediately after the accident, was not cited nor held pending further investigation by the traffic investigators.

The name of the female has not being released by the LA County Coroners office until notification of next of kin is completed.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

Anyone driving in the area or have any information that can aid the traffic investigators is asked to call 818-238-3100.

 

 

 

Two Pedestrians Hit By Car Taken To Trauma Center (update)

UPDATE: May 1, 2014, 2:56 p.m. The two injured female pedestrians are sisters and remain at Holy Cross Medical Center. The 19-year-old female sustained a broken right shoulder and broken right elbow. The 16-year-old female remains in the ICU with head trauma, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. The investigation into the accident is ongoing.
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Two women were hit by a vehicle driven by an 80-year-old Burbank woman on Monday, April 28, at 8:45 p.m. as they crossed Olive Avenue at Virginia Avenue near the Olive Recreation Center. Both pedestrians were transported to Holy Cross Medical Center.

One woman suffered a broken shoulder and elbow and the other underwent a scan at the trauma center after suffering a possible brain injury. Police have not released their ages or names.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

“Trauma center personnel indicated to us the injury was not life threatening,” said Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. “But, with any head trauma injury, the situation could still change.”

The 2003 Toyota was headed east on Olive Avenue in the number two lane and struck the pedestrians crossing Olive southbound against the red light. The pedestrians were in the east crosswalk when they were hit.

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

(Photo by Ross A. Benson)

BPD continues to investigate the accident and asks for any witnesses to contact them with information at 818-238-3000.

As of Tuesday morning, there is no further information on the condition of the injured pedestrians.

“The police softball team was playing nearby at Olive Park and ran over to render aid and talk with witnesses immediately after the accident,” added Ryburn.

Elderly Woman Struck By SUV In Burbank Dies

An elderly woman struck by a white Ford Explorer near San Fernando Boulevard and Walnut Avenue on Thursday, April 25, at 8:49 a.m. died from her injuries at Holy Cross Medical Center on Friday, April 26.

Rosa Rivera, age 87 and a Burbank resident, was on the western sidewalk headed northbound along San Fernando when she was struck by an SUV driven by Roxanne Prilutsky, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department. Prilutsky, a 35-year-old Burbank resident, was exiting the parking lot onto San Fernando Boulevard.

BPD police Car Logo-2Rivera had been pushing a small portable cart and police think she was headed to the grocery store.

The impact knocked her to the ground and she struck her head on the pavement, said Ryburn.

Rivera was transported to Holy Cross Medical Center for head trauma and underwent surgery immediately. However, she passed away at the hospital on Friday.

There was no indication that alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident, added Ryburn.

 

The investigation into the accident is ongoing and police ask anyone who may have been in the area and witnessed the accident to contact Detective Sam Anderson in the Traffic Bureau, at 818- 238-3103.

Medical Emergency Fatally Afflicts Driver Whose Car Struck Two Vehicles

A medical emergency fatally afflicted the driver of a 2013 silver Audi this morning, resulting in the car striking two other vehicles and shearing off a a fire hydrant on Victory Boulevard.

BPD police Car Logo-2At 9:20 a.m. today, March 26, Tim Stevens, age 59 and a Burbank resident was driving southbound on Victory when he experienced a possible heart attack, according to Sgt. Darin Ryburn of the Burbank Police Department.

Stevens’ vehicle drifted into the northbound lane of Victory Boulevard, striking a gray Toyota Corolla. The Audi then drifted back into the southbound lanes of Victory and struck a 2013 Volkswagen stopped at the light at W. Cedar Avenue.

After striking the second vehicle, the Audi went left and sheared off a city fire hydrant and came to a stop at an electrical utility pole, explained Ryburn.

One of the witnesses ran to the Audi and pulled the non-responsive Stevens out of the vehicle and performed CPR on him until paramedics arrived.

All efforts to revive Stevens were unsuccessful, said Ryburn. Stevens had been incapacitated by the medical emergency prior to his vehicle striking the other cars.

The Corolla’s driver, a female age 23, experienced back pain and sought her own medical attention. The Volkswagen suffered moderate damage but the driver, a female age 35, was not injured.

Stevens was a member of the Burbank police’s Community Academy and his wife is a BPD volunteer, added Ryburn.