October 10, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- Starting this morning, drivers will see more work being done on the Ventura (134) Freeway through the city for a pavement rehabilitation plan and other improvements. From 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. today, the Glendale Avenue onramp to the freeway will be closed for landscaping. A sweeping operation will be performed in the two left lanes along the freeway from Pasadena to North Hollywood from 9:30 p.m. Thursday to 5:30 a.m. Friday.
October 13, 2001
Amber Willard GLENDALE -- The eastern lanes of a local freeway were not a good place to be Friday afternoon for drivers who were in a hurry. Traffic on the Ventura (134) Freeway was slowed to a crawl after a series of stalled cars, fender-benders and a Jeep Cherokee that seemed to have fallen from the sky. The Jeep's driver was headed onto the eastern lanes of the freeway about 1:40 p.m. Friday when he lost control and went over the side of the onramp, Glendale Fire officials said.
July 28, 2005
Crash blocks Golden State Freeway Two lanes on the northbound Golden State (5) Freeway and one lane on the southbound side were blocked for half an hour Wednesday morning after a truck lost control and flipped over on to the center divider. The crash happened at around 8:55 a.m., according to the California Highway Patrol. The driver, a 47-year-old San Mateo resident, lost control of his 2003 Ford Ranger as he tried to merge lanes after entering the freeway on the Western onramp, Glendale Fire Capt.
June 4, 2003
A motorcyclist riding in the 1900 block of Verdugo Boulevard on Tuesday died after colliding with a sport utility vehicle, according to Glendale Police officials. The motorcyclist, a man in his 40s, was taken by ambulance to Verdugo Hills Hospital and pronounced dead by about 8:30 p.m., Sgt. Russ Pierce said Tuesday night. The motorcyclist did not have any identification. The motorcyclist appeared to be making a left turn onto the Glendale (2)
December 15, 1999
Paul M. Anderson GLENDALE -- Investigators may never know why a Glendale man lost control of his car in a fatal crash, but the results of blood tests could paint a clearer picture in six to eight weeks. Avik Harutiunian, 34, died Friday night after he lost control of his 1999 Mercedes on the Verdugo on-ramp at about 7 p.m. Friday as he was switching from the westbound lanes of the Foothill (210) Freeway to the southbound Glendale (2) Freeway, said CHP Officer Tami Delva.
November 22, 2011
A parolee who allegedly fled the scene of crash on the Golden State (5) Freeway overnight Monday was eventually captured after he fell out of a tree. Glendon Mullican of North Hollywood, was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center after he fell roughly 35 feet to the ground at about 2:30 a.m. Tuesday. The incident prompted authorities to close the freeway near Burbank Boulevard during the search. Police were called to Interstate 5 between Scott Road and Burbank Boulevard at about 12:05 a.m. Tuesday after reports that Mullican, 40, allegedly fled the scene after crashing his car on the freeway onramp at San Fernando Boulevard.
December 14, 2011
Roads that were closed within the Station fire burn area in advance of a snow storm earlier this week reopened today. In reopening the roadways in Angeles National Forest, the Los Angeles County Department of Public Works warned that access would remain limited and cautioned drivers to expect delays. The roads affected are: Angeles Forest Highway from Aliso Canyon Road to Angeles Crest Highway. Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road from Angeles Forest Highway to Angeles Crest Highway.
January 26, 2012
Engineers have decided to bring in a crane to remove a Mercedes sedan that got trapped in the Verdugo Wash today after the driver reportedly mistook a concrete water channel for a freeway on-ramp. Officials are preparing to temporarily close San Fernando Road between Doran Street and Kenilworth Avenue as they remove the car. The driver, a 53-year-old Glendale woman, entered the wash about a mile up and reached speeds of up to 70 mph, whizzing by maintenance crews who attempted to flag her down, officials said. After barreling down several 3-foot long steps, she stopped before reaching a steep drop-off in the channel near San Fernando Road.
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.
April 12, 2013
California Highway Patrol officials say they are nowhere closer to finding a motorist who ran down and badly-injured a cyclist near Griffith Park as they were when it happened nearly two months ago. On Feb. 17, Damian Kevitt, 36, was hit by a minivan on Zoo Drive and dragged 600 feet under the carriage until he was dislodged on the southbound Golden State (5) Freeway onramp. Doctors were forced to amputate a portion of his right leg. Since the hit-and-run incident, investigators have exhausted all leads and there have been no new developments in the case, despite a $25,000 reward , CHP Officer Kevin Denmon said on Thursday.