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Sole Survivor of Deadly Burbank Crash Released From Hospital

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Savannah Underwood left the hospital in a wheelchair Thursday less than a week after a fiery crash killed five of her friends in Burbank.

The sole survivor of a horrific crash that claimed the lives of five young people in Burbank was released from the hospital on Thursday.

Savannah Underwood, 18, suffered broken bones in her right leg and a crushed pelvis during the Sept. 28 crash.  She was transported to Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center.

Underwood left the hospital in a wheelchair just after 5 p.m. accompanied by family members.

Underwood was seriously injured in the early-morning crash North San Fernando Boulevard near an off-ramp of the 5 Freeway.

A four-door sedan carrying six young people lost control and slammed into a concrete pillar at a high rate of speed, according to Burbank police.

The car burst into flames and was fully engulfed by the time officers arrived.

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A fiery crash in Burbank left five people in their teens and 20s dead, with one 18-year-old survivor.

“This was a tough one. I’ve been here 28 years and the five fatalities is pretty rough,” Burbank Police Sgt. Darin Ryburn said during a news conference after the crash.

Officials initially said Underwood was ejected from the car, but later said she crawled out of the wreckage on her own.

A deliveryman for the small restaurant chain Hook Burger told KTLA he heard her screams for help and pulled Underwood away from the burning vehicle.
Authorities are still trying to determine the cause of the crash.
Police were also awaiting the results of toxicology tests to determine if alcohol or drugs contributed to the crash.

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