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News Release

Monday, December 22, 2014

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Motorcyclist is Killed in Traffic Collision NR14483dm

Los Angeles:  Los Angeles Police Department Valley Traffic Division detectives are investigating a fatal traffic collision that killed a 50-year-old man.

On Saturday, December 20, 2014, around 6:15 p.m., a traffic collision occurred between a motorcycle traveling east on Polk Street, and a car traveling west on Polk Street.  The car was making a left turn at the intersection of Eldridge Avenue.

The rider of the motorcycle, a 50-year-old male Hispanic, Alonso Torres of Sylmar, was transported to a local hospital where he was later pronounced dead from his injuries.  The driver of the car was also transported to a local hospital in stable condition.

Valley Traffic Detectives are looking for additional witnesses who may have witnessed this collision.

Anyone with information about this collision is asked to contact Valley Traffic Detectives at (818) 644-8000 or (818) 644-8020.  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, click on "webtips" and follow the prompts.