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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • New report blames speed, old tires in deaths of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas

    New report blames speed, old tires in deaths of Paul Walker, Roger Rodas
    An L.A. County Sheriff's investigation found the high-performance Porsche that "Fast & Furious" actor and Glendale native Paul Walker was riding in was traveling up to 93 mph when it crashed and burst into flames, killing him and the driver, Roger Rodas,...
  • Private service to honor crash victims

    Private service to honor crash victims
    On Tuesday, in the absence of fanfare or media attention, La Caņada’s tiny Glenola Park will play host to a quiet memorial service as friends and family gather to remember and mourn two of their own, whose lives were tragically cut short five...
  • Glendale, Burbank insurance rates among the state's highest

    Glendale, Burbank insurance rates among the state's highest
    A new report finds that Glendale drivers pay the most for auto insurance in California, topping a statewide list of more than 200 cities that ranks Burbank as sixth highest. Single people in Glendale pay an average of $1,823 a year for coverage, while...
  • Stats point to Glendale's most dangerous intersections

    Stats point to Glendale's most dangerous intersections
    Two of the top 10 intersections with the highest collision rates in the city are situated in Glendale’s busiest neighborhood: downtown. Police logged 43 collisions at North Brand Boulevard and Goode Avenue, which leads drivers off and onto the...
  • La Caņada woman crashes car, attacked by bees

    A woman was hospitalized after she was attacked by bees following a minor car crash Sunday, authorities said. The female driver was involved in a two-vehicle crash at Castle Road and Los Amigos Street around 3 p.m., KTLA reported. Following the collision,...
  • Woman, teen hospitalized with hundreds of bee stings following collision

    A woman and teenage girl involved in a car crash were hospitalized with hundreds of bee stings on Sunday after one of the vehicles hit a tree containing a hive in La Caņada Flintridge. The two victims were taken to USC Verdugo Hills Hospital for...
  • Hundreds arrive in funeral procession for LAPD officer killed in Beverly Hills crash

    Hundreds arrive in funeral procession for LAPD officer killed in Beverly Hills crash
    Hundreds of Los Angeles police officers drove in a procession to Glendale's Forest Lawn Thursday following an emotional farewell to Nicholas Lee, the veteran officer killed last week in a Beverly Hills crash. California Gov. Jerry Brown and Atty. Gen....
  • Semi-truck collision on Foothill (210) Freeway shuts down Lowell Ave. offramp

    The offramp on the eastbound Foothill (210) Freeway at Lowell Avenue was closed Friday morning after a collision involving a jack-knifed semi-truck and three vehicles, according to Officer Tony Polizzi with the California Highway Patrol. The incident...
  • Rain hits hard, but few incidents in Glendale

    Rain hits hard, but few incidents in Glendale
    Despite a heavy downpour that saw some parts of the Foothills receive more than two inches of rain, Glendale weathered the second storm system of the week with mostly minor incidents and inconveniences. According to the National Weather Service, the wet...
  • UPDATE: Lanes reopened after multi-car collision on Glendale (2) Freeway

    UPDATE: Lanes reopened after multi-car collision on Glendale (2) Freeway
    A SigAlert was issued for the northbound Glendale (2) Freeway after a multi-car collision this afternoon near Mountain Street, officials said. The crash occurred at 3:18 p.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. Only one of six lanes...
  • Pedestrian struck by vehicle at Western, Glenoaks

    Pedestrian struck by vehicle at Western, Glenoaks
    An 86-year-old Glendale man suffered severe head trauma Monday afternoon when he was struck by a vehicle on Western Avenue near Glenoaks Boulevard, police said. The man, who wasn’t immediately identified, was taken to Los Angeles County-USC...
  • Update: 86-year-old man dies after he's struck by vehicle

    Update: 86-year-old man dies after he's struck by vehicle
    An 86-year-old Glendale man died Monday after suffering severe head trauma when he was struck by a vehicle on Western Avenue near Glenoaks Boulevard, police said.  Abram Mehrabian was taken to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center, where he he was...