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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • Two five-car accidents close lanes on Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank

    Two five-car accidents close lanes on Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank
    What turned out to be two separate multiple-vehicle accidents closed a pair of lanes on the Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank for more than an hour Saturday afternoon. A Sig Alert was lifted around 4:25 p.m. for the No. 3 and 4 lanes on the southbound...
  • Motorcyclist, pedestrian die in separate collisions over the weekend

    Motorcyclist, pedestrian die in separate collisions over the weekend
    There were two fatal traffic collisions over the weekend in Burbank, one involving a motorcyclist and the other involving a pedestrian, police said. At around 2:15 a.m. Saturday, a collision occurred in the area of Riverside and Gaylord drives,...
  • Woman arrested for alleged back-to-back collisions, assault

    A 29-year-old Burbank woman was slated to appear in court Monday after she allegedly rammed her vehicle into three cars while reportedly intoxicated in back-to-back hit-and-run collisions last week, and assaulted one of the drivers, police said....
  • Woman pleads not guilty in collisions

    A Burbank woman pleaded not guilty on Monday to charges that she rammed her vehicle into three cars while intoxicated in back-to-back hit-and-run collisions last week, and assaulted one of the drivers, authorities said. Graciela Rivas, who turned 30 on...
  • Car crashes into Burbank home

    Car crashes into Burbank home
    Authorities on Monday were investigating a collision in which an SUV slammed into a Burbank home, leaving a hole in a wall of the structure. Shortly after 1 p.m., a 48-year-old motorist crashed her BMW SUV into a home in the 200 block of East Valencia...
  • Deaths of three Burbank teens in car crash caused by blunt trauma

    Deaths of three Burbank teens in car crash caused by blunt trauma
    The deaths of three Burbank teens killed in a car collision in Santa Clarita last week have been ruled accidental and were caused by blunt trauma, Los Angeles County coroner’s officials said Monday. The collision occurred early Friday morning, when...
  • Family and friends gather for memorials to honor last year's car crash victims

    Family and friends gather for memorials to honor last year's car crash victims
    Friends and family members gathered on Sunday to remember the five young people who lost their lives in a fiery car wreck in Burbank last September. A year ago from last Sunday, Malak Hariri, 19, Stephen Stoll, 23, Sugey Cuevas, 19, Sameer Nevarez, 18,...
  • Letter: Bikes have made the street unsafe

    We need Verdugo Avenue to be safer again. Even with Verdugo Aquatic Facility finally open, there are still very few bicycles in those unused Verdugo bike lanes. When emergency vehicles have to not only use their sirens, but also have to blare their...
  • Man critically injured in train collision dies

    Man critically injured in train collision dies
    The driver of the car that was hit by a Metrolink train on Tuesday has died, authorities said. The man, who was alone in the car, had been transported to Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center in critical condition Tuesday afternoon after a Metrolink...
  • Man who died in train collision is identified

    Man who died in train collision is identified
    The driver who died after a Metrolink train collided with his vehicle in Burbank on Tuesday was identified as a 79-year-old man named Fawaz Khalil, coroner’s officials said. Khalil, who was alone in the car, had been transported to Providence...
  • Brother of woman killed in fiery car crash warns against drunk driving

    Brother of woman killed in fiery car crash warns against drunk driving
    After Mohamed Hariri lost his 19-year-old sister to a fiery, alcohol-related car crash in Burbank last year, he decided to join the campaign against drunk driving, something he feels is entirely preventable. In May, the 23-year-old secured an internship...
  • Funds raised for families of teens lost in Santa Clarita crash

    Funds raised for families of teens lost in Santa Clarita crash
    More than $13,000 has been raised for the families of the Burbank teens who died last week in a car crash as online crowd-funding campaigns have taken root. Early Friday morning, the pickup truck they were in tumbled 200 feet down an embankment in...