Driver ejected onto LA freeway sign in fatal car crash

31 Oct 2015 | Author: | No comments yet »

Crash Victim Ejected From Vehicle, Lands On Freeway Sign In Glendale.

A Los Angeles driver was in a car accident early Friday and rolled his vehicle several times before being tossed 20 feet in the air and landing on a road sign. Pananian was seen driving his Ford Fiesta at a high rate of speed before hitting the rear of a pickup truck and overturning multiple times, according to KTLA.GLENDALE ( — A driver, who died in a bizarre car crash on the southbound Interstate 5 in Glendale Friday morning, has been identified as 20-year-old Richard Pananian of Burbank. Pananian was thrown about 20 feet into the air, landing on an exit ramp sign overhead, according to KTLA. “Any time you speed and you don’t wear your seat belt, there’s a good chance you’re going to get hurt, if not killed,” Edgar Figueroa, a California Highway Patrol officer on the scene, said to KTLA.

Shortly before 7:30 a.m., firefighters were sent to assist officers at Colorado Street, just north of the 134 Freeway, for report of a single-car fatal collision, according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. BREAKING NEWS: A driver was killed after being ejected onto a sign on the 5 Freeway near Colorado Street near Glendale following a rollover crash.

The CHP said Pananian’s car clipped the back of another vehicle before it flipped, and he was not wearing a seat belt. “I got home from school, called my cousin to see if he wanted to hang out later, and he told me about what happened,” the victim’s friend Andrew Panosian said. “It’s hard to believe that he’s gone.” A 45-year-old driver of a Ford F-150 was in the No. 4 lane going about 50 mph when Pananian veered left from the right-hand shoulder and hit the truck’s rear, KTLA reported citing a CHP collision report.

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