August 7, 2012
Construction crews plan to reopen up to three of the northbound lanes on the Golden State (5) Freeway near Buena Vista Street by 2 p.m. Tuesday, officials announced. The lane closures were needed to repair damaged pavement, according to a notice from the California Department of Transportation. A Sigalert was issued at 12:27 p.m. for the construction zone, which is already slowing traffic on the I-5 corridor through Burbank. -- Jason Wells, Times Community News Follow Jason Wells on Twitter and Google+
June 5, 2010
A truck driver who led authorities on a slow-moving chase from Quail Lake to Burbank on Friday was arrested at the Burbank Boulevard exit of the Golden State (5) Freeway. The driver, who was not immediately identified Friday, came to a rest about 1:30 p.m. near the center divider. California Highway Patrol officials said the trucker was weaving in and out of traffic, but kept going at a steady pace. Authorities said they were investigating why the driver refused to stop, including possible complications stemming from a medical problem.
January 10, 2007
Car pinned under truck on freeway A 19-year-old woman traveling northbound on the Golden State (5) Freeway at Hollywood Way on Monday was uninjured as her car became pinned underneath an 18-wheeler as she swerved to avoid the vehicle in front of her, police said. The woman's car hit the truck at about 2:19 p.m. and caught on fire, California Highway Patrol Officer Patrick Kimball said. All lanes were shut down until about 3:13 p.m. and traffic was backed up to Scott Road, he said.
December 11, 1999
HILLSIDE DISTRICT - Los Angeles police arrested a Burbank woman after a 20-minute pursuit through the east San Fernando Valley that ended when she crashed into a street sign, authorities said. Jeanne Atwood, 39, was being held Friday on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant and felony evading police, LAPD Sgt. Jesse Puente said. Atwood was arrested at 1:45 a.m. Wednesday after crashing her white Honda into a street sign on Glenoaks Boulevard and Rosita Avenue, Puente said.
January 9, 2013
Police chased a red Mustang on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway on Wednesday after the occupants allegedly tried to steal a license plate from another vehicle at the Downtown Burbank Metrolink Station, police said. Police lost the Mustang in heavy traffic at 11:45 a.m. near Western Avenue, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. A description of the driver or other possible passengers in the car was unavailable, the get-away car had black rims and no plates, Ryburn added.
July 1, 2000
Amber Willard TRANSPORTATION CENTER -- Police Friday continued to seek the identity of a man who fired several shots into a car, hitting a 19-year-old Burbank woman in the head and stomach. It is now believed the gun was a semiautomatic, not an automatic weapon. Georgia Khalil, a backseat passenger in the car was in serious condition and improving following surgery to remove bullets from her brain and abdomen, police said. A 19-year-old Los Angeles man, Beshoy Hanna, was driving the car Monday night.
February 2, 2002
Laura Sturza BURBANK -- Concerns that a city and Caltrans plan would divert traffic to residential streets surfaced at a public meeting about the proposed traffic-relief project. The city will be ready to curb runoff traffic with measures including installing speed humps to discourage diverting drivers, officials said. The Jan. 23 meeting addressed proposals to extend Empire Avenue beneath the railroad tracks to connect with San Fernando Boulevard and to relocate the southbound Golden State (5)
May 28, 2005
Mark R. Madler and Fred Ortega City officials met this week to lay the groundwork for a new bus or rail service through Glendale and Burbank to connect the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's Gold Line trains in Pasadena with the Red Line trains stopping in North Hollywood. Glendale, Burbank and Pasadena city officials began discussions Tuesday with the goal of improving public transit. The three cities agreed Tuesday to jointly fund a $90,000 feasibility study.
April 19, 2013
A man was killed this morning in Burbank after he jumped off the Olive Avenue overpass and was hit by an oncoming tractor-trailer on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway, police said. The man, whose identity wasn't immediately known, was struck in No. 4 lane about 9:20 a.m., according to Burbank Police Lt. Matthew Ferguson. A Sigalert was issued at 9:43 a.m. after the three right lanes of the southbound I-5 were closed for the investigation, with traffic stopped from Hollywood Way. Police were directing traffic and stopped westbound access to Front Street, Ferguson said.
April 28, 2014
A big rig caught fire on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway just south of Hollywood Way in Burbank on Monday afternoon, and police are warning that motorists should use caution. [Update 1:46 p.m.: According to the California Highway Patrol online incident log, four lanes were closed for roughly 20 minutes after 1 p.m. ] As of 1:31 p.m., just one lane, as well as the Hollywood Way on-ramp to the southbound 5 Freeway, remained closed, the log stated. Further details were not immediately available.