April 19, 2013
A man who was killed after he apparently jumped off the Olive Avenue overpass onto the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway in Burbank Friday morning was from Texas visiting local family members, police said. The man, identified by authorities as Raffi Roobenbakhamian, was seen climbing over the overpass railing about 9:22 a.m., where he hung from for a few seconds and then let go, according to the Burbank Police Department. He was then struck by an oncoming big rig. A Sigalert was issued at 9:43 a.m. after the three right lanes of the southbound I-5 were closed for five hours during the investigation, with traffic stopped from Hollywood Way. Police directed and stopped westbound access to Front Street, police said.
January 7, 2013
A two-car collision that left an SUV on its back snarled the eastbound 101 Freeway in the San Fernando Valley on Monday afternoon. Three of five lanes were closed from Laurel Canyon Boulevard, and one person was injured, California Highway Patrol Officer Jennifer Cassidy told The Times . The crash occurred about 1:20 p.m. west of the 134 Freeway, Cassidy said. Authorities issued an indefinite SigAlert. The overturned red SUV, which had collided with a Toyota Camry, was still on the roadway about 3 p.m. -- Adolfo Flores, Los Angeles Times
November 29, 2006
BURBANK — A gasoline spill on the Ventura (134) Freeway on Monday shut down westbound traffic for six hours after a tanker truck overturned near the Buena Vista Street exit. The spill occurred just before 8 a.m. as a result of an accident involving three cars and the tanker, California Highway Patrol Officer Francisco Villalobos said. "The collision resulted in the tanker truck losing about 100 gallons of fuel, which facilitated the closure of the westbound lanes of the 134," he said.
December 26, 2007
BURBANK ? A Glendale man died Sunday night when his car swerved off the freeway into a tree, the California Highway Patrol said Monday. Arvin Esagolian, 19, was traveling south on the Golden State (5) Freeway at about 7:45 p.m. when he lost control of his 1996 Acura just south of Scott Road in Burbank, CHP Officer Todd Workman said. The car struck a palm tree on the right shoulder, knocking it over and causing major damage to his car, he said. Esagolian, who was driving alone, was pronounced dead at the scene by the Glendale Fire Department.
November 19, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Monday, November 19. Two fatal accidents caused the closure of parts of the 5 Freeway early Monday morning . Few details are available about the first accident, which was reported at 12:06 a.m. near the Colorado Boulevard interchange. In the second accident, reported at 2:15 a.m., a car went down an embankment on the transition road that connects the eastbound 134 Freeway to the southbound 5 Freeway. Los Angeles Times An accident on the Ronald Reagan (118)
June 10, 2010
Authorities have reopened a one-mile stretch of the eastbound Ventura (134) Freeway after closing it for five hours Thursday when a tanker truck overturned near the Bob Hope Drive offramp, spilling gasoline onto the road and into a nearby park. Officers diverted traffic off the freeway at Pass Avenue and other surface streets beginning about 10:20 a.m. after the tanker began gushing fuel onto the highway, according to the California Highway Patrol. The tanker was carrying about 4,500 gallons of gasoline, hundreds of gallons of which spilled out across the freeway into storm drains and down onto Johnny Carson Park, Burbank Fire Capt.
August 22, 2011
[Updated 7:08 p.m.] All lanes are now clear following a series of accidents in Burbank. A three-car crash caused a series of accidents in Burbank Monday afternoon. Burbank Fire along with Los Angeles City Fire responded to the westbound lanes of the 134 Freeway near Hollywood Way at 4:45 p.m. today, according to California Highway Patrol. An SUV involved in the collision was overturned beneath the Hollywood Way overpass. Some motorists involved were treated at a local hospital for minor injuries.
June 8, 2012
Starting Sunday, Alameda Avenue at the Golden State (5) Freeway will be closed for work on the new carpool lane project through Burbank. The closure will last through Thursday, from midnight to 6 a.m. each day to allow for bridge demolition work, according to an announcement from the city. Traffic will be diverted south to Allen Avenue, which is the freeway crossing immediately south of Alameda. Flower Street or Lake Street are recommended to get to Allen, and motorists can expect to see traffic control and detour signs, according to the city's website.
December 3, 2012
Commuters going north of Burbank on the 5 Freeway will have to contend with a series of ramp closures this week as part of a major HOV lane construction project. The California Department of Transportation has announced plans to close the ramps and lanes along the corridor through Friday. The ramps, lanes and times are listed below. The closures are part of a $121-million project to construct High Occupancy Vehicle, or carpool, lanes in each direction along the 5 Freeway between Hollywood (170)
November 2, 2012
Police in Burbank say that a man's claim that he was shot while driving on the 5 Freeway does not appear to hold up. The driver of a silver Mercedes coupe told police that he was fired upon early Friday while driving in the northbound lanes of the 5 Freeway, KTLA-TV reported . He was apparently speeding down Hollywood Way, near the Bob Hope Airport, when airport police pulled him over and noticed he had been shot. The victim, described only as a Latino male, was taken to an area hospital with what were described as non-life-threatening injuries.