Man suffers 'significant' injuries after SUV crashes through fence in Burbank

Burbank police continue to investigate how a 61-year-old man driving eastbound on Verdugo Avenue ended up colliding with a tree Monday evening.

“At some point the car veered to the left and went into westbound lanes [of Verdugo] and hit a tree,” Burbank Police Officer Joshua Kendrick said.

The vehicle hit the curb and ending up hitting the tree, he added.

The incident was reported about 5:15 p.m. Monday, near Fairview Street.

Kendrick said the matter remains under investigation and police are not sure what caused the man, who was not immediately identified, to lose control of the vehicle.

The man, who was the sole occupant of the vehicle, was the only person injured and and taken to a local hospital trauma center for “significant” injuries, Kendrick said. The extent of his injuries was not immediatley known and it is not clear if alcohol played a factor in the incident, he said.

-- Maria Hsin, Times Community News

Twitter: @mariahsin

Photo: Burbank firefighters and paramedics respond to the accident Monday night. Credit: Ross A Benson

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