A John Burroughs High basketball player is recovering from injures
she sustained during a traffic collision with a suspected drunken
Jayde Dennis, a 17-year-old Burroughs senior, and an unidentified
15-year-old passenger, were injured about 1 a.m. Sunday when her Ford
Explorer was struck by a Ford Mustang driven by Alicia Oxenham,
Burbank Police Sgt. Ron Caruso said.
Oxenham, 30, of Montrose, was arrested on suspicion of driving
under the influence after running a red light on Hollywood Way and
broadsiding the sport utility vehicle driven by Jayde, which was
exiting a Del Taco parking lot at 3417 W. Verdugo Ave, Caruso said.
The SUV flipped over and rolled into a nearby 7-Eleven parking lot,
Doug Nicol, the girls’ varsity basketball coach at Burroughs, said
Jayde received chest trauma and a neck injury, and was released into
the custody of her parents after the accident.
The 15-year-old boy was taken to Providence St. Joseph Medical
Center for cuts on his feet, and was released later that day,
hospital spokesman Dan Boyle said. Oxenham was uninjured, Caruso
said, adding that everyone involved in the collision was wearing
Oxenham, who was released on $10,000 bail, is scheduled to be
arraigned Friday in Burbank Superior Court.