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Highway and Road Disasters

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  • VIDEO: Victims identified in deadly Burbank crash; survivor recovering

    VIDEO: Victims identified in deadly Burbank crash; survivor recovering
    The lone survivor of a fiery single car crash in Burbank has been identified as 18-year-old Savannah Underwood, according to family and friends. Underwood was being treated at Los Angeles County LAC+USC Medical Center Sunday for non-life threatening...
  • Burbank police report DUI arrests up, crashes down

    The number of alcohol- and drug-related car crashes dropped in 2013 when compared to the previous year, while the number of arrests made for driving under the influence spiked, police reported this week. In 2013, there were 557 drunk or drugged driving...
  • Psychologists help grieving students after fatal car crash

    Four psychologists were sent to two Burbank high schools Monday morning to counsel students and district officials in the wake of a car crash Saturday morning in which five former students were killed and one was injured, authorities said. The victims...
  • Memorial honoring five killed in car crash keeps growing

    Memorial honoring five killed in car crash keeps growing
    A roadside memorial had grown on Monday to include hundreds of candles, bouquets of flowers and about a dozen posters covered with photographs and heart-felt notes memorializing the victims of the fatal car crash in Burbank on Saturday. Friends and...
  • Burbank student survives fiery bus crash in Northern California

    Burbank student survives fiery bus crash in Northern California
    A female student from Burroughs High School was on the bus that collided with a FedEx freight truck in a fiery crash in Northern California on Thursday evening, killing 10 people and injuring dozens more. Los Angeles Unified officials said Friday that...
  • Man arrested on suspicion of DUI after crash

    A Thousand Oaks man was arrested early Monday after his vehicle struck a parked car and sheared a street light, causing a passenger to be ejected from his vehicle, police said. Roberto Martinez, 22, was taken into custody on suspicion of felony...
  • Report: Isla Vista shooter purchased guns from licensed Burbank dealer

    Report: Isla Vista shooter purchased guns from licensed Burbank dealer
    At first, when it began, it was lost to the soundtrack of another Friday night in this bluff-top college town: screeching tires and what sounded like fireworks. But then — shattered glass. Sirens. Screams. Within 10 minutes, it was done —...
  • Police: Woman crashes car into driver who apparently left hotel before paying for sex

    Police: Woman crashes car into driver who apparently left hotel before paying for sex
    A 26-year-old Sacramento woman was arrested Saturday in Burbank after she allegedly chased a man who didn’t pay her for providing him sexual services, intentionally ramming her car into his, police said.  Stephanie Tresca-Archie allegedly met...
  • Toxicology report: Alcohol, drugs factors in crash that killed five

    Toxicology report: Alcohol, drugs factors in crash that killed five
    Alcohol, drugs and a high rate of speed appear to have been factors in a fiery car wreck in September that claimed the lives of five young people and left one severely injured, records show. The driver of the Nissan Altima involved in the single-car...
  • Burbank school district OKs independent study program

    Burbank school officials approved a new independent-study program recently in hopes of attracting Burbank students that the district has lost to similar programs nearby that provide students flexibility in earning a high school diploma. The district is...
  • Underage drunk driver crashes car into city building

    Underage drunk driver crashes car into city building
    An 18-year-old Burbank woman, who was allegedly driving drunk, crashed her car into a city building in Burbank early Saturday morning, according to police. At 4:13 a.m., Holly Smitheman reportedly drove her 2000 Volkswagen Jetta into a city building on...
  • Car crashes into Al & Ed's Auto Sound

    Car crashes into Al & Ed's Auto Sound
    A man allegedly fell asleep while driving down Magnolia Boulevard early Friday morning, crashing into an automobile accessory store.  The manager of Al & Ed's Auto Sound received calls from the alarm company and the driver of the vehicle informing him...