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Speed found to be a factor in fatal Burbank traffic collision

A Burbank police forensic investigator photographs the scene of a fatal collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Cornell Drive on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.
A Burbank police forensic investigator photographs the scene of a fatal collision between a vehicle and a motorcycle near the intersection of Glenoaks Boulevard and Cornell Drive on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019.
(Roger Wilson/Burbank Leader)

Speed was a factor in Thursday’s fatal traffic collision that killed a 25-year-old motorcyclist in Burbank, police say.

The man was travelling northbound on Glenoaks Boulevard above the posted speed limit when, sometime before 10:30 a.m., he collided with a mid-size SUV that was merging into traffic from Cornell Drive. The impact caused the man to be ejected from his motorcycle, which skidded along the road and struck two other cars, according to the Burbank Police Department.

Sgt. Derek Green, a police spokesman, said the motorcyclist was transported to Providence St. Joseph Medical Center where he was declared dead from the injuries he received in the collision. His name is currently being withheld from the public.

It’s unknown if drugs or alcohol also played a part in the collision and Green said a toxicology test will be conducted on the motorcyclist by the medical examiner’s office.

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The drivers of the other vehicles remained at the scene and were cooperative with police, according to Green.

Glenoaks Boulevard between Bethany Road and Cornell Drive was temporarily closed for several hours after the collision while police investigated the scene and motorists were advised to take alternate roadways.

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