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Monday, November 18, 2013

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Motorcyclist Killed in Traffic Collision in Los Feliz Area NR13494cj

Los Angeles: Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Central Traffic detectives are investigating a traffic collision in the Los Feliz area that left a motorcyclist dead.

On Sunday, November 17, 2013, around 8:50 a.m., a motorcycle versus car collision occurred in the 4600 block of Los Feliz Boulevard in Northeast Area.

The detectives’ investigation revealed that a man, riding a 2009 Kawasaki ZX6R motorcycle, was traveling westbound in the number one lane of Los Feliz Boulevard when the driver of a 2012 BMW 328i drove out of her driveway directly in front of the path of the motorcyclist.  The impact of the collision caused the motorist to be launched from his motorcycle.  The victim suffered severe head and body injuries and was transported to a local hospital by Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) paramedics. He was later pronounced dead.

The driver of the BMW was also transported to a nearby hospital by LAFD paramedics.  She suffered numerous lacerations and complained of pain to her left shoulder.

Drugs or alcohol were not involved.  The identity of the victim has not been released pending notification of the next of kin.  The investigation is being conducted by Central Traffic Detectives and is on-going.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the LAPD Central Traffic Division Detectives at (213) 972-1825 or Detective Felix Padilla at (213) 972-1851 or Central Traffic Division Watch Commander at (213) 972-1853.  During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7 (877-527-3247).  Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crime Stoppers 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 LAPDOnline.org, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.