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Wednesday, August 10, 2011

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Motorcyclist Killed in Solo Crash NR11371kr

Los Angeles:  A solo motorcycle crash caused the death of a 20-year-old Winnetka resident Tuesday afternoon.

On August 9, 2011, at about 4:30 p.m., Nima Safiei was driving a 2001 Yamaha R1 motorcycle northbound on Platt Avenue at Oxnard Street.  Safiei lost control of the motorcycle, veering right and off the roadway, colliding with a lamp standard, a power pole, and a wall.

Los Angeles City Fire Department Personnel responded and pronounced Safiei dead at scene.

Anyone with information about this incident, or for more information, is asked to call Valley Traffic Division Detectives, Officer Ward at 818-644-8114. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7.  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone.  All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD.”  Tipsters may also go to, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.