Driver of minivan that fatally struck pedestrian had been stabbed in the chest, Burbank police say
The driver of a minivan that fatally struck a pedestrian in Burbank on Friday had suffered a stab wound to the chest before the collision, according to police.
Burbank police and fire units sent to San Fernando Boulevard and Olive Avenue about 5:40 p.m. found Rodolfo Tan, 52, trapped under a minivan. The Burbank man was pulled out and taken to a hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Paramedics treating the driver, a 33-year-old Glendale man, noticed the stab wound and transported him to a local hospital, according to a Burbank police statement.
Police said it appeared the van had been speeding west on Olive when it sideswiped a parked vehicle and caromed into eastbound lanes at San Fernando, where it struck Tan. The minivan came to rest on a sidewalk, pinning Tan, near a bus stop.
The driver was in critical condition and unable to talk to investigators about the accident or the stabbing, authorities said. Detectives have spoken with the family as part of an ongoing investigation, according to the police statement.
Anyone with information can call Burbank police detectives (818) 238-3210. To remain anonymous, call LA Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS.
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