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Police Search for hit-and-Run Driver Who Left Motorcyclist to Die

Posted by Motorcycle Lawyer Pro | Filed under: Motorcycle Accident
August 3, 2017

August 2nd ─ Police are asking the public for help in identifying the driver who caused a multi-vehicle hit-and-run crash leaving a motorcyclist to die in Winnetka area of Los Angeles early Tuesday evening. The incident occurred shortly after 8:30 p.m. when Los Angeles Police Department received reports of a multiple vehicle collision between a motorcycle and other vehicles at the intersection of Sherman Way and Oakdale Avenue. Police arrived to find 2 cars partially mangled and a motorcycle completely destroyed. According to authorities, a black sedan, possibly a BMW with tinted windows and dark rims, was traveling west on Sherman Way when it turned left in front of the motorcycle that was traveling east. The crash caused to motorcyclist to crash into a van parked on Sherman Way just east of Oakdale Avenue. “The motorcyclist actually went inside the van due to the speed and forces involved,” Los Angeles Police Department Detective Bill Bustos said.

The driver of the black sedan stopped briefly, got out of their car to assess the situation, and then got back inside and left the scene without identifying himself or rendering aid to the victim. The motorcyclist, who has not been identified, was taken by ambulance to a local hospital where he succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead by hospital staff.

The hit-and-run driver is identified as either an Armenian or Hispanic man, possibly in his late 20s or early 30s. A $50,000 reward is being offered to anyone with information leading to the arrest and conviction of the driver. Those with any information are urged to call the Police Department at 818-644-8021. Those who wish to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477).

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