Rollover Accident on 5 Freeway Throws Body Onto Freeway Sign in Burbank
Friday morning, California Highway Patrol received reports of a rollover accident around 7:00 a.m. According to authorities, the accident occurred on southbound freeway near the eastbound 134 Freeway overpass. A 20-year-old driver of a 2004 Ford Fiesta lost control after traveling at high speeds while passing another motorist on the right shoulder before striking the rear-end of a truck. The Ford then began to overturn multiple times that cause the Burbank driver to be ejected from the vehicle and thrown onto the Colorado Street exit sign three-quarters of a mile away.
The occupants of the Ford F-150 truck were okay and did not sustain any injuries from the collision. The 20-year-old driver was identified as Richard Pananian of Burbank, California.
CHP stated that Pananian was not wearing his seatbelt. Authorities are investigating to see if drugs or alcohol played a factor in the accident. Richards bod.y remained on the freeway sign for two hours after the crash took place until firefighters we able reach him.
Car accidents is one of the leading cause of death for young adults in America. If you or a loved one have been injured in a car accident and are not sure what to do, contact a personal injury attorney in Burbank immediatly.