UPDATE: 90-year-old woman hit by city trash truck in Glendale


An elderly woman was struck by a city trash truck Thursday afternoon in front of Glendale Adventist Medical Center, police said.

The collision occurred in the 1500 block of East Chevy Chase Drive at the entrance of Glendale Adventist Hospital about 12:20 p.m., leaving the woman with serious injuries, including a broken hip, said Glendale Police spokeswoman Tahnee Lightfoot.

Lightfoot later said the victim suffered “at least a broken arm.”

“A city of Glendale Integrated Waste vehicle had just serviced a refuse container on the north curb as the traffic signal cycled to green,” Lightfoot said. “The driver proceeded forward, striking the female.”

The cause of the collision is under investigation, she said.


Alene Tchekmedyian,

Twitter: @atchek