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August 23, 2003
arm A Glendale woman was in critical condition Friday after her minivan rolled over her. Suzanne Bangert, 61, was parked in the driveway of her house in the 1400 block of Hillcrest Avenue about 9 a.m. Friday when she apparently got out and somehow got tangled with her 2002 Toyota Sienna minivan, Glendale Police spokesman Sgt. Kirk Palmer said. The car rolled back 40 feet and stopped when it hit a tree, Palmer said, pinning the woman's right arm under the van's left front tire.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 2, 2013
A Glendale family is pleading for the public's help in finding their deceased family member's ashes, which were stolen Sunday from their minivan. The family's matriarch was 87-year-old Burbank resident Lois LaRocco, who died Aug. 28 due to complications from Alzheimer's. She was cremated and her ashes were placed in an 8-inch-by-11-inch round navy blue leather urn. The urn was concealed inside a bright purple velvet satchel. Sometime after 10 p.m., thieves broke into the family's minivan, which was parked outside their home in the 1200 block of Ruberta Avenue, and stole roughly $6,000 worth in valuables, including the urn. Now the family is asking for the safe return of their loved one's ashes.
NEWS
August 31, 2000
Amber Willard MONTECITO PARK -- A 16-year-old Glendale boy was cited for allegedly driving while intoxicated after officers found his minivan in someone's frontyard. The boy, whose name was withheld, told officers he tried to turn too quickly from Verdugo Road onto the 1800 block of Glencoe Way and went over the curb and into a yard, police said. The accident occurred at 5:15 a.m. Monday. Officers found two bottles of alcohol in his minivan and performed intoxication tests, according to police reports.
THE818NOW
July 24, 2012
A driver of a minivan died after crashing into a Caltrans truck early Tuesday morning on the 10 (Santa Monica) Freeway in El Monite, California Highway Patrol officials said.  The 4 a.m. accident occurred on the westbound freeway near Peck Road when the minivan hit the truck, which was being used to pick up cones. Two Caltrans contract workers in the truck suffered moderate injuries and were taken to a hospital. The CHP had said earlier that a Caltrans employee was killed in the accident.
NEWS
September 18, 2001
Amber Willard A woman sitting inside Popeye's Chicken and Biscuits got more on her table than she wanted Monday afternoon when a minivan ran into the store. The woman, whose name was not released, received cuts and scrapes when glass and debris sprayed across her table. She was taken to a local hospital for treatment. Noone else was seriously hurt, police said. The wreck, which involved three cars at the intersection of Western Avenue and Glenoaks Boulevard, sent the minivan careening into the corner of the restaurant at 1651 W. Glenoaks Blvd.
NEWS
January 14, 2000
Claudia Peschiutta THORNYCROFT -- All Araks Gregurian wanted to do was see her son. She had been told 19-year-old Edward was not hurt but she had to make sure for herself. Edward and a 9-year-old boy in a wheelchair were the only students aboard a bus headed for College View School on Thursday morning. The bus was hit by a white minivan on the corner of Broadway and North Cedar Street. "You are fine. OK," Gregurian said to her son as he was escorted out of the bus. The students and bus driver Melcena Dickson, 36, of Van Nuys, were not hurt in the accident.
NEWS
August 9, 2001
Amber Willard NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Glendale Police and Fire officials on Wednesday were investigating two suspicious car fires. The most recent fire was reported early Wednesday in the 1900 block of Victory Boulevard. Passersby told officials a Dodge Caravan minivan was ablaze shortly after midnight along a dirt area off of the road, police said. The fire was started in the middle of the minivan using a flammable liquid as an accelerant, according to police reports.
NEWS
February 22, 2013
Authorities are looking for the driver of a minivan that struck a cyclist whose leg had to be amputated below the knee after he was dragged on the Zoo Drive on-ramp for 600 feet. In addition to amputation, the cyclist, Damian Kevitt, 36, of Los Angeles, suffered numerous broken bones and severe road rash on his chest and back, according to the California Highway Patrol. Kevitt was heading west on Zoo Drive toward the Golden State (5) Freeway on Sunday at about 11:35 a.m. when the motorist, stopped in heavy traffic, made a sudden left turn and struck the cyclist, the CHP said.
NEWS
November 11, 2011
Police continue to investigate a fatal hit and run that took place Wednesday afternoon near Olive Avenue and Sunset Canyon Road. A 67-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, was crossing Olive when he was struck by a minivan traveling east on Olive shortly after 5 p.m., Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick said.  The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries....
LOCAL
By Zain Shauk | January 10, 2009
NORTH GLENDALE — Two men were hospitalized, one with serious injuries, after a car collision that involved speeding and may have been related to street racing, or chasing, police said. A teenager was driving east at high speeds in a red minivan on Glenoaks Boulevard when he hit a Nissan sedan at about 7 p.m. that was turning left at Concord Street, said Police Lt. Carl Povilaitis, who was at the scene. The driver of the Nissan, who was alone, was seriously injured and undergoing surgery Friday night at County-USC Medical Center for unknown injuries, Povilaitis said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | October 2, 2013
A Glendale family is pleading for the public's help in finding their deceased family member's ashes, which were stolen Sunday from their minivan. The family's matriarch was 87-year-old Burbank resident Lois LaRocco, who died Aug. 28 due to complications from Alzheimer's. She was cremated and her ashes were placed in an 8-inch-by-11-inch round navy blue leather urn. The urn was concealed inside a bright purple velvet satchel. Sometime after 10 p.m., thieves broke into the family's minivan, which was parked outside their home in the 1200 block of Ruberta Avenue, and stole roughly $6,000 worth in valuables, including the urn. Now the family is asking for the safe return of their loved one's ashes.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | August 22, 2013
The city has denied a wrongful death claim filed by the family of an 83-year-old Glendale man who was struck and killed by a minivan last year on Broadway in a section of the street they allege is dangerous. Members of Kourkin Anouchian's family claim the city should have posted warning lights and signs alerting motorists to look out for pedestrians who use an unmarked crosswalk at the intersection of Broadway and Maynard Street, according to their claim, which was filed in May. “The city is liable for Mr. Anouchian's death by virtue of its negligent design, construction and maintenance of the roadway,” the family's attorney, Roger Booth, wrote in the claim.
NEWS
March 15, 2013
Legislation by Assemblyman Mike Gatto (D-Silver Lake) to beef up enforcement of penalties for hit-and-run offenses unanimously cleared the Public Safety Committee this week. The bill, which passed on a 7-0 vote, now moves on to the Appropriations Committee, where Gatto is chairman. Assembly Bill 184 extends the statute of limitations on hit-and-run crimes to three years after the crime or one year after a suspect is identified by law enforcement, whichever is later. Under current law, a suspect identified after the three-year statue of limitations expired cannot be prosecuted.
NEWS
March 4, 2013
Authorities on Monday announced a $25,000 reward for details leading to the arrest and conviction of a hit-and-run motorist who struck and severely-injured a 36-year-old cyclist riding near Griffith Park. The reward from the Los Angeles City Council comes two weeks after the cyclist, Damian Kevitt, was hit on Feb. 17 on westbound Zoo Drive. He was dragged 600 feet under the motorist's minivan until he was dislodged on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway onramp. PHOTOS: Cyclists' mother pleads public for hit-and-run help The motorist reportedly accelerated when he struck Kevitt as he was trying to flee the scene.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | February 26, 2013
The mother of a 36-year-old Los Angeles cyclist whose right leg was amputated after being hit and then dragged 600 feet by a van pleaded for the driver to turn himself in to authorities. Michele Kirkland's son, Damian Kevitt, has already undergone four surgeries since he was struck on Feb. 17 near the Zoo Drive on-ramp at Griffith Park and dragged onto the Golden State (5) Freeway before becoming dislodged and left behind, his body broken and bleeding. Doctors also might have to amputate his left foot.
NEWS
February 22, 2013
Authorities are looking for the driver of a minivan that struck a cyclist whose leg had to be amputated below the knee after he was dragged on the Zoo Drive on-ramp for 600 feet. In addition to amputation, the cyclist, Damian Kevitt, 36, of Los Angeles, suffered numerous broken bones and severe road rash on his chest and back, according to the California Highway Patrol. Kevitt was heading west on Zoo Drive toward the Golden State (5) Freeway on Sunday at about 11:35 a.m. when the motorist, stopped in heavy traffic, made a sudden left turn and struck the cyclist, the CHP said.
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By Veronica Rocha, veronica.rocha@latimes.com | December 14, 2012
The 83-year-old man who died Monday after being struck by a minivan in Glendale was identified this week as Kourkin Anouchian. Los Angeles County coroner's officials on Thursday said his body was scheduled to be examined soon to determine the nature of his fatal injuries. Anouchian, a Glendale resident, was pronounced dead at Glendale Adventist Medical Center after the collision at Broadway and Maynard Street. Anouchian was walking about 4:10 p.m. in an unmarked crosswalk at the intersection when 40-year-old motorist Sana Hussein failed to stop and struck him with her minivan, Glendale police said.
NEWS
November 5, 2012
A 39-year-old woman reported Saturday that a motorist exposed his penis to her while in a South Glendale intersection, police said. The woman was walking her dog about 1:30 p.m. on Hawthorne Street, near South Pacific Avenue, where a man in a minivan called out to her, stopped in the intersection and asked her to approach for help, Glendale Police Sgt. Tom Lorenz said. When she approached she noticed he was exposing his penis. Soon after, he drove off on Pacific Avenue and out of sight, Lorenz said.
THE818NOW
July 24, 2012
A driver of a minivan died after crashing into a Caltrans truck early Tuesday morning on the 10 (Santa Monica) Freeway in El Monite, California Highway Patrol officials said.  The 4 a.m. accident occurred on the westbound freeway near Peck Road when the minivan hit the truck, which was being used to pick up cones. Two Caltrans contract workers in the truck suffered moderate injuries and were taken to a hospital. The CHP had said earlier that a Caltrans employee was killed in the accident.
NEWS
November 11, 2011
Police continue to investigate a fatal hit and run that took place Wednesday afternoon near Olive Avenue and Sunset Canyon Road. A 67-year-old man, who was not immediately identified, was crossing Olive when he was struck by a minivan traveling east on Olive shortly after 5 p.m., Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick said.  The pedestrian suffered serious injuries and was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries....
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