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February 10, 2001
Tim Willert MAGNOLIA PARK -- A 23-year-old Burbank resident apparently let his conscience get the best of him after driving into a street sign early Tuesday. Scott Washburn called the Burbank Police Department about 1:30 a.m. Tuesday to report the accident at the intersection of Clark Avenue and Avon Street, Sgt. Bill Taylor said. When police arrived at Washburn's residence in the 700 bock of Clark Avenue, a short distance from the mangled sign, he was slurring his speech and his eyes were bloodshot, Taylor said.
January 6, 2001
Irma Lemus BURBANK -- Andy Samarasena is not quite over the shock of the Dec. 15 car accident that critically injured his brother, Channa Samarasena, and his brother's family. Though Andy is grateful his relatives are alive, he wants the allegedly drunken driver responsible for the accident to be held accountable. According to Burbank police, former John Burroughs High School football star Michael Thomas Barrett, 22, who was driving a 1999 Chevy Camaro westbound on Verdugo Boulevard, ran the stoplight at Pass Avenue and broadsided a Dodge Caravan.
By Jeremy Oberstein | October 10, 2007
BURBANK — A hit-and-run accident Friday night resulted in the death of a Lynwood woman after a 16-year-old girl drove through a red light near City Hall, police said. The accident occurred shortly after 10 p.m. at Angeleno Avenue and First Street, when the 16-year- old La Cañada Flintridge girl, traveling south on First Street, ran the red light, Sgt. Travis Irving said. “We had a few witnesses. Some were in the patio area at BJ’s [Restaurant], another one was a pedestrian who saw [her run]
By Chris Wiebe | March 4, 2006
GLENDALE ? Jim Osborn, whose mother was killed in January when a Metrolink train slammed into her car at a Burbank rail crossing, went before the Glendale City Council on Tuesday, urging the city to improve the safety of local streets bisecting train tracks. "If Glendale is willing to look into improving the safety along their portion of the corridor, I would like to see other cities do likewise," he said. Osborn's mother, Maureen Osborn, 76, of Glendale, died on Jan. 6 when a southbound train collided with her Toyota sedan at the at-grade crossing at Buena Vista Street and San Fernando Boulevard.
April 10, 2002
Karen S. Kim NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- About a dozen youths turned out Monday afternoon to place a small memorial on the Golden State (5) Freeway where two people died in an accident. The two victims were heading northbound on the freeway just south of the Alameda Avenue offramp at 12:35 a.m. Sunday when the car careened into a eucalyptus tree off the side of road, police said. "From what one of our investigators on the scene said, this is one of the more severe accidents he's seen," California Highway Patrol Officer Vincent Bell said.
October 4, 2000
Jenna Bordelon BURBANK -- A note to drivers who tense up as they approach the banks of impatient motorists at the intersection of Burbank Boulevard, Victory Boulevard and Victory Place: Your anxiety is justified. Through the first eight months of the year, the infamous Five Points was ground zero for traffic collisions. With at least 15 crashes in 2000 so far -- and eight injuries -- it tops the Burbank Police Department's list of most accident-prone intersections in the city.
December 18, 1999
says By Leslie Simmons HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- The traffic engineering division will recommend in January that the city add a stop sign on Sixth Street at Angeleno Avenue, the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident in October. The recommendation follows a weeklong study conducted at the intersection earlier this month by the traffic engineering division. "We would consider it a high-accident intersection," Erik Zandvliet, the city's traffic engineer, said.
June 5, 2012
California workplace safety officials are investigating the death of a worker who was accidentally crushed in Burbank last week after becoming trapped in the bottom-dump doors of a gravel truck. The death of the worker, 58-year-old Vigen Boodaghian, was caused by “mechanical asphyxiation,” said Los Angeles County coroner spokesman Ed Winter, who added that there were “compression injuries to the torso.” The accident occurred about 10 a.m. on Memorial Day at a lot leased by a construction company on Magnolia Boulevard, west of Front Street, near the Golden State (5)
August 2, 2000
As the debacle of Chuck Quackenbush comes to its eventual conclusion, I am unpleasantly reminded of my own experiences with the Insurance industry. Earlier this year, my wife settled a claim with an insurance company for injuries and vehicle damage as the result of a traffic accident (The fault lay with the other driver, who had turned left in front of her while she was proceeding through an intersection with a green light.) It took two years before the other driver's insurance company agreed to mediation, during which time she was subjected to numerous doctor visits, chiropractic appointments, physical therapy, a knee operation, meetings with lawyers, and depositions -- all the while suffering physical discomfort and losing time from her job. Her car, which she had owned for one month at the time of the accident, was a total loss.
July 9, 2003
Ben Godar Traffic backed up on the Ventura (134) Freeway from Burbank to Pasadena during rush hour Monday morning after a car struck a horse, killing the animal but not injuring the driver. The collision occurred shortly before 8 a.m., just west of Forest Lawn Drive in Burbank. A horse on a nearby trail was spooked by a coyote, bucked its rider and squeezed through a gap in the freeway perimeter fence near a drainage pipe before running onto the freeway, said Officer Vince Bell of the California Highway Patrol.
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