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1 hospitalized after car slams into Burbank Airport

1 injured after car slams into Burbank Airport
1 injured after car slams into Burbank Airport 00:54

A driver was hospitalized in critical condition after a car possibly carrying fireworks slammed into the Burbank Airport late Monday evening. 

Firefighters rushed to the 2600 block of N. Hollywood Way after learning of a car that had slammed into a K-rail outside of the airport a little before 11 p.m., according to the Los Angeles Fire Department. The car was on fire, Burbank police said, although it's unclear if there were actually fireworks in the car.

"The preliminary investigation revealed a vehicle, occupied by only the driver, was traveling eastbound on Sherman Way when it failed to negotiate a left turn at the intersection of Clybourn Avenue and Sherman Way," said a statement from Burbank police. "The vehicle continued eastbound, struck the east curb line, where it collided through a K-rail, a chain-link fence, and ultimately came to rest inside of a parking lot in the 2800 block of Clybourn Avenue. The vehicle then caught on fire; however, the driver was able to exit the vehicle."

Circumstances surrounding the crash remain unclear, but SkyCal was overhead as a man was taken away from the car on a gurney and loaded into the back of an ambulance. 

At the latest, the driver was said to be in critical condition.

Investigators are working to determine if drugs or alcohol are factors in the crash, but they do believe that speed was likely a contributing factor. 

Firefighters could be seen as they doused the car, which was heavily damaged and showing signs of having been on fire. 

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