Motorcyclist Dies After He's Hit by a BMW in Los Feliz

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Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 9:01 AM

click to enlarge A 328I VIA BMW.
  • A 328i via BMW.
A horrific car-versus-motorcycle collision took the life of the rider in Los Feliz, but it's a rare case these days of not being a hit-and-run crash, police say.

In fact the woman at the wheel of a 2012 BMW 328i who drove in front of the bike was also injured and was not drunk or high, according to the LAPD.

Still, investigators want to know more:

It happened Sunday about 8:50 a.m. in the 4600 block of Los Feliz Boulevard, according to an LAPD statement:

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.

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The rider suffered "severe" injuries to his head and body, police said. He was taken by L.A. Fire Department paramedics to a hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

His name was withheld until family could be notified.

The woman behind the wheel of the bimmer suffered cuts and complained of shoulder pain, cops said. She was hospitalized and DUI tested. Police found that "drugs or alcohol were not involved," according to the LAPD.

If you witnessed the accident, Central Traffic Division detectives would love to hear from you: 213-972-1825.

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