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Two female pedestrians struck by vehicle in Burbank

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.

Initial reports indicated that the head trauma was not life-threatening, Ryburn said.

The women, who were both transported to a nearby trauma center, could not be immediately identified.

There’s no indication that drugs, alcohol or speed played a role in the collision, Ryburn said.

The incident comes on the heels of another pedestrian collision that claimed the life of an 87-year-old Burbank woman last week.

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. She died the following night.

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.

The driver, a 35-year-old Burbank woman, reportedly showed no signs of intoxication.

The investigation remains ongoing. Anyone who may have witnessed the incident is asked to call Burbank police at (818) 238-3103.


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