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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • 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...
  • Suspected drunk driver hits 7-year-old boy

    Suspected drunk driver hits 7-year-old boy
    A 7-year-old boy was hospitalized Sunday after he was struck by a suspected drunk driver while riding his bike in Burbank, police said. The driver, identified as 67-year-old Daniel Fajardo of North Hollywood, was driving in the area of Magnolia Boulevard...
  • Burroughs' Andy Amela has dealt with triumph and tragedy

    Burroughs' Andy Amela has dealt with triumph and tragedy
    Nobody would have held it against Andy Amela if he chose to sit out and not play. Emotionally devastated and feeling as if his heart had been pummeled by a sledgehammer, even his teammates and coaches would have understood if he took his place on the...
  • Man dies after telephone pole falls, strikes head

    Man dies after telephone pole falls, strikes head
    A 39-year-old Burbank property owner died Wednesday in an industrial accident during which a 22-foot telephone pole fell and struck the back of his head, police said. The man, who was the owner of a parking lot in the 4400 block of Empire Avenue where...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash

    Friends, family recall lives of teens killed in crash
    Loved ones of the three Burbank teens who died in a car crash last week, still reeling from their loss, gathered this week to remember their friends who lost their lives too soon. Ian Bulbenko, April Townsend and Jake Gnasso, all 19 years old, were...
  • Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy

    Burroughs High football team trying to refocus after tragedy
    It was only a few hours before Friday's kickoff against Rosemead High when most of the Burroughs football players heard somber news. Three former Burroughs students — Ian Bulbenko, 19, April Townsend, 19, and Jake Gnasso, 19 — were killed...