Burbank: 3 killed, 2 seriously injured in street racing crash in Burbank, California

Burbank: 3 killed, 2 seriously injured in street racing crash in Burbank, California

By Melissa Hernandez, Los Angeles Times

Troy Warren for BurbankNewsAndTalk.Com

City known as home to major Hollywood entertainment studios

Three people were killed and two others were seriously injured during a fiery three-car crash in Burbank, California, on Wednesday that investigators believed was caused by street racing.

he three who died, who were traveling in a Volkswagen sedan, were not involved in the street racing, said Sgt. Emil Brimway of the Burbank Police Department. Video footage of the scene showed a car sheared nearly in half.


At around 12:15 a.m. Wednesday near Andover Drive and Glenoaks Boulevard, the Volkswagen was broadsided by two cars that appeared to be racing while making a left turn, Brimway said.

The driver and two passengers in the Volkswagen were pronounced dead at the scene. A female passenger was taken to a trauma center with serious injuries.

The driver of one of the other cars, a Kia, was also taken to a hospital with serious injuries, according to the Police Department. Two people in the third car, a Mercedes-Benz, were unharmed, Brimway said. None of the cars’ occupants were identified.

“It is frustrating and difficult to see something like this,” Brimway said. “This is a tragedy that could have been avoided.”

No one has been arrested or cited; Burbank police is investigating the crash.

Burbank, just north of Hollywood, is home numerous media and entertainment companies, including Walt Disney Studios and Warner Bros. Studios.

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