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News Release

Sunday, May 6, 2007

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Motorcycle Collision Leaves One Person Dead

Los Angeles: A Saturday night traffic collision in the San Fernando Valley claimed the life of a motorcyclist whose identity is being held pending notification of his family.

On May 5, 2007, around 9:00 p.m., the man, driving a green 2002 Kawasaki RS-Ninja motorcycle was riding southbound on San Fernando Road past Desmond Street, in Pacoima. A gray 2005 Chevrolet Monte Carlo heading north on San Fernando Road was negotiating a left turn into a gas station when the motorcycle collided with the car. The motorcycle rider was wearing a helmet.

The driver of the motorcycle was rushed to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries. The driver of the Chevrolet and three passengers were not injured.

For further information, please contact Detective Huerta or Detective Schiltz, Valley Traffic Division, at 818- 274-1930. On weekends and during off-hours, phone the 24-hour toll free Detective Information Desk at 1-877-LAWFULL (1-877-529-3855).