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November 24, 2010
Three people on Nov. 17 were struck by either BBs or pellets while walking in their respective residential neighborhoods, police reported. At 3:15 p.m., a 50-year-old man was walking near Winona Avenue and North Lamer Street when he was shot in the back of the leg. He was unable to see who or where the shots came from. Half an hour later, about 21/2 miles away, two young boys were also shot in the back of their legs with a similar weapon — either a BB or pellet gun — near South Kenneth Road and East Verdugo Avenue, according to the police reports.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 29, 2014
Two female pedestrians were hospitalized Monday night after being struck by a sedan while reportedly crossing the street illegally, police said. At 8:45 p.m., the two women reportedly ran across Virginia Avenue at Olive Avenue, heading southbound from George Izay Park, when they were struck by a motorist, an 80-year-old woman, driving eastbound on Olive Avenue on a green light, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. One suffered a broken shoulder and elbow, while the other sustained head injuries, Ryburn said.
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By Robert Rush | April 30, 2008
Of course, there are a lot of good pedestrians, but the ones who don?t wait until they can cross without making a car stop, waddle across so slowly that crawling would be faster, or start walking when the pedestrian light is flashing and there are eight cars lined up to make a right or left turn are the ones who really annoy me (?City is getting too dangerous to walk in,? Mailbag, April 19). I push a walk button only when I feel the intersection is too dangerous to take any chances.
NEWS
By Maria Hsin, maria.hsin@latimes.com | June 28, 2011
With pedestrians continuing to flout crossing signals at the downtown Burbank train station, Metrolink has outlined three options for improving safety that range in cost from $3 million to $7 million. Earlier this month, Metrolink conducted a safety review of the downtown station after reports that more pedestrians were illegally crossing tracks. Since January, five citations have been issued for illegal crossings. Three of those were in May when the Express Service began. The downtown Burbank station is one of Metrolink’s busiest, and is Metrolink’s second-busiest “destination” station, behind Union Station in downtown L.A. The priciest of the three safety options would involve eliminating the surface-level pedestrian crossing and installing a pedestrian underpass at a cost of $7 million.
NEWS
By Christopher Cadelago | April 4, 2009
CITY HALL — Aiming to address conflicts between pedestrians and bicyclists who share Chandler Bikeway, the City Council this week unanimously supported placing signs along the route asking cyclists to yield to pedestrians. But city leaders rejected a proposal that would have renamed the corridor Chandler Pathway, citing potential conflicts with Los Angeles and the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which share ownership of the property. The council on Tuesday voted 3-2 to retain the name Chandler Bikeway for the two-mile passageway that stretches from Mariposa Street to the city border at Clybourn Avenue.
NEWS
December 1, 2001
Ryan Carter BURBANK -- A 72-year-old Burbank man stepped from a corner on Wednesday to cross the street at Buena Vista Street and Victory Boulevard, police said. That's when a 70-year-old man driving a 1988 Lincoln Towncar allegedly made a right turn from Victory Boulevard onto Buena Vista Street and struck the pedestrian, said Burbank Police Sgt. Bill Taylor. The 72-year-old man hit by the Towncar suffered a fractured skull, while the driver said the sun blinded him as he made the turn, police said.
NEWS
November 4, 2000
Jenna Bordelon SOUTH SAN FERNANDO DISTRICT -- A crossing guard displayed an unusual fit of road rage when she whacked a passing car with her hand-held stop sign. The city guard, 33, whose name was not released, had just finished helping a group of people across Victory Boulevard at Alameda Avenue at about 9 a.m. Wednesday. When a woman in a 1996 Hyundai Accent tried to drive through the crosswalk, heading south onto Victory, police said the crossing guard smacked her stop sign against the passenger-side wheel well of the car. It left a good-sized dent, police said.
FEATURES
April 11, 2009
Chandler cyclists backed by law To deal with a small but vocal group of residents, the Burbank City Council recently adopted a plan to place signs along the Chandler Bikeway advising bicyclists to yield the right of way to pedestrians in bicycle lanes (“City approves Chandler signs,” April 4). Is the city begging for a lawsuit? Perhaps — and here’s why. The Chandler Bikeway is a California Class 1 Bikeway — mostly paid for with funds provided by the federal government and the state of California.
NEWS
May 12, 2001
Lolita Harper MEDIA DISTRICT WEST -- Scott Masterson waved to a driver who was nice enough to stop for him as he crossed Olive Avenue at Fairview Street Wednesday for a midday coffee break. But not every driver was as courteous as the operator of the sedan that halted for him that afternoon. "Traffic is really busy around here," Masterson said. "Once you step off the curb, you should be careful -- and ready to run." It was the less-than-courteous drivers that the Burbank Police Motor Patrol cited during its pedestrian safety enforcement Wednesday.
NEWS
October 2, 2009
Construction set for rest of week As part of the $47-million Caltrans project, road crews are tearing down the former Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge abutment and support wall along the Ventura (134) Freeway. Overnight construction is planned for 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. through the end of the week. Construction on the three-year project is expected to end next summer, with a series of detours planned to assist pedestrians and drivers. The California Department of Transportation last week opened the Hollywood Way-Alameda Avenue bridge and closed the Pass Avenue bridge as part of the next phase of construction.
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April 29, 2014
The 87-year-old Burbank pedestrian who was struck by an SUV on Thursday morning died of her injuries the following night, police said. The woman, identified as Rosa Rivera, was struck just before 9 a.m. Thursday while crossing the driveway of a shopping center at Walnut Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. Rivera, who appeared to be headed to a nearby grocery store, suffered severe head injuries and was transported to a local trauma center, where she later died.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 29, 2014
Two female pedestrians were hospitalized Monday night after being struck by a sedan while reportedly crossing the street illegally, police said. At 8:45 p.m., the two women reportedly ran across Virginia Avenue at Olive Avenue, heading southbound from George Izay Park, when they were struck by a motorist, an 80-year-old woman, driving eastbound on Olive Avenue on a green light, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. One suffered a broken shoulder and elbow, while the other sustained head injuries, Ryburn said.
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By Alene Tchekmedyian, alene.tchekmedyian@latimes.com | April 24, 2014
An elderly Burbank pedestrian remained hospitalized Friday after suffering severe head injuries Thursday morning when she was struck by an SUV, police said. On Friday afternoon, the 87-year-old woman was in a coma after undergoing surgery, according to Lt. John Dilibert with the Burbank Police Department. A motorist was leaving a shopping center at Walnut Avenue and San Fernando Boulevard when she reportedly struck the pedestrian who was crossing the driveway just before 9 a.m., said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn.
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By Christine Mai-Duc, Los Angeles Times | November 23, 2013
A Metrolink train struck a man late Friday afternoon, severing his arm and delaying evening commuters for more than an hour. The crash occurred about 4:15 p.m., shortly after the train had left the Burbank Airport station, the Los Angeles Times reported . [FOR THE RECORD: An earlier verision of this post stated in the headline that the man was struck in Burbank. If fact, he was hit within the city of Los Angeles. ] The man was walking west along the tracks on a rail bridge that carries the train over the 170 Freeway, said Sgt. Donald Kelly, watch commander for the LAPD Valley Traffic Division, which is investigating the accident.
NEWS
September 19, 2013
A 62-year-old pedestrian was hospitalized when she was struck by a sedan Thursday after the driver lost control of the car, police said. At 7:30 a.m., the 22-year-old motorist was reportedly speeding eastbound on Alameda Avenue approaching Chavez Street when he lost control of the car and slammed into two parked cars, said Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn. The impact caused the vehicle to spin and hit the pedestrian crossing the street, he added. The woman was transported to a hospital with a possible broken leg, Ryburn said.
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June 11, 2013
A driver was in custody Tuesday after his car allegedly struck and killed a man in North Hollywood, police said. The victim, in his 30s, was standing behind a parked van on the 7300 block of Clyborn Avenue about 6 a.m., putting on shoes, when he was crushed between the moving car and the van, said Sgt. David Delgada of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division. “The collision actually forced the vehicle that was hit into two other parked vehicles,” Delgado said. Continue reading > > -- Emily Foxhall, Los Angeles Times
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December 18, 2012
Good morning, readers. Today is Tuesday, December 18.  Police in Burbank say that although 803 vehicles were screened during a Saturday night DUI checkpoint, there were no drunk driving arrests . Burbank Leader A man was killed in Van Nuys Tuesday morning after he was struck by a motorist as he crossed the street , reports the Daily News . A public memorial service for singer Jenni Rivera , who was killed in a plane...
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December 7, 2012
A pedestrian standing outside Walt Disney Studios on Alameda Avenue and Kenwood Street in BUrbank was struck after two cars collided and one spun out of control onto the sidewalk, police said. The man was smoking outside the Disney building just after 5 p.m. when the collision occurred, said Burbank Police Lt. John Dilibert. Police reported that the car also struck the building. While the extent of the pedestrian's injuries are unknown at this time, “it's not going to be a fatality,” Dilibert said.
NEWS
October 31, 2012
Public safety officials have issued a slew of warnings for parents as they prepare to take their children trick-or-treating this Halloween night. Chief among them: beware of drunk drivers, marijuana-laced candy, and dark streets and alleys. Halloween is the third busiest night of the year in terms of car and pedestrian accidents and trips to the emergency room, officials reported, adding that 41 million trick-or-treaters are expected to hit the streets tonight nationwide. Police asked that trick-or-treaters travel in pairs or groups, carry a flashlight, wear costumes that don't obstruct their vision, watch for cars, and don't enter the homes of strangers.  At a joint news conference with Los Angeles police Wednesday, Burbank Capt.
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