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Transportation Disasters and Accidents

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  • Motorcyclist killed in Burbank

    A 65-year-old Burbank man was killed Tuesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a big rig at Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard, officials said — the second fatality on city streets in less than a week. The motorcyclist, who...
  • Residents should be filling council chambers

    At the Dec. 11 Burbank City Council meeting, I was one of three speakers who protested the awarding of merit-based bonuses to city employees. I attended the council meeting after reading Gretchen Meier's article on the subject on Dec. 10. Frankly, I was...
  • Close Verdugo bike lane, reopen pool

    I have lived between Clark and Verdugo for 52 years. I rode my bicycle as a child and an adult on Verdugo Avenue and never had a problem. My children rode their bikes, and they never experienced problems, either. The night they had their new bike...
  • Families of Metrolink crash dead to get average of $4.2 million

    Families of Metrolink crash dead to get average of $4.2 million
    Families of the 24 Metrolink passengers killed in the collision with a freight train three years ago in Chatsworth will receive an average of $4.2 million each in compensation under a distribution formula worked out by a Los Angeles judge and made...
  • Man wanted in woman's horrific death on 210 Freeway turns himself in to Glendale police

    Man wanted in woman's horrific death on 210 Freeway turns himself in to Glendale police
    A man suspected of driving a car on the 210 Freeway in Sylmar last week from which a female passenger fell and was killed has turned himself in to authorities. Ricardo “Rick” Jimenez, 26, turned himself in to the Glendale Police Department...
  • Suspect in 210 death turns himself in to Glendale Police

    Suspect in 210 death turns himself in to Glendale Police
    The man suspected of driving a car from which a woman fell onto the Foothill (210) Freeway and was killed this week turned himself in at the Glendale Police Department headquarters on Saturday. Ricardo "Rick" Jimenez, 26, was held in an interview room...
  • Fatal motorcycle crash stalls traffic on westbound 134 Freeway

    Fatal motorcycle crash stalls traffic on westbound 134 Freeway
    Three lanes of the westbound 134 Freeway are closed, snarling traffic through the Burbank and Glendale areas after a fatal motorcycle crash early Tuesday, a spokesman from the California Highway Patrol said. Officers received calls about a downed...
  • Rocker Peter Murphy's DUI case gets new hearing

    Rocker Peter Murphy's DUI case gets new hearing
    A Los Angeles County Superior Court judge on Friday continued a hearing for Bauhaus lead singer Peter Murphy, who is accused of rear-ending a vehicle and fleeing to Los Angeles, where an eyewitness blocked him until police arrived. His attorney,...
  • Elderly pedestrian struck, killed in Glendale

    Elderly pedestrian struck, killed in Glendale
    An older woman died Saturday evening after being hit by a car on Doran Street near Glendale Avenue, police said.  A car travelling west on Doran Street hit the 88-year-old Glendale resident, whose identity was not released, at about 6:30 p.m. She was...
  • Police: Woman stepped out between two parked cars when fatally struck

    An 88-year-old Glendale woman was struck and fatally injured by a car Saturday on Doran Street near Glendale Avenue, police said. The woman, who police identified as Balasan Mirzabegianliwasgan, was pronounced dead that evening at Glendale Adventist...
  • Woman fatally struck by car identified

    An 88-year-old Glendale woman was struck and fatally injured by a car Saturday on Doran Street near Glendale Avenue, police said. The woman, who police identified as Balasan Mirzabegianliwasgan, was pronounced dead that evening at Glendale Adventist...
  • Man crashes car into jewelry store on Brand Boulevard

    Man crashes car into jewelry store on Brand Boulevard
    This article was updated to include more information. A car piloted by an 83-year-old driver plowed into a jewelry store on Brand Boulevard Wednesday after he reportedly drove forward, rather than putting the vehicle into reverse as he intended,...