Motorcyclist Killed In Granada Hills Crash

GRANADA HILLS (CBS) — A motorcyclist has been killed in a collision involving a car in Granada Hills, a city fire official said.

Paramedics responded to the accident in the 10700 block of Zelzah Avenue near Chatsworth Street about 9:45 a.m. Saturday, Brian Humphrey of the Los Angeles City Fire Department said.

Los Angeles police Sgt. Larry Jones said the motorist, described as a woman in her 70s, was leaving one parking lot and driving into another one at midblock when the motorcyclist struck the side of her vehicle.

The motorcyclist was rushed to Northridge Hospital Medical Center, where he was later pronounced dead. His name has not been released.

The female motorist was also transported to a local hospital in fair condition.

Jones said she had yet to be cited or arrested and the investigation was continuing.

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  • Chris

    That’s all to the story?? Possible cause? was another vehicle involved? Geeez!

    • surfbum

      If you read the article you will have the answer to one of your questions: “A motorcyclist was listed in grave condition after colliding with a motorist…” This means it was another vehicle that was not a motorcycle.

      Probable cause: the car made a left turn in front of the on-coming motorcycle (seems like this is what happens 90% of the time when I read about these things).

      • Chris

        They updated this story….My statement was for an earlier version of this story which was very basic for example….”a bird flew in a tree”……………..

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  • James

    22-year-old (male) motorcyclist = probably going too fast. 70-year-old (female) driver = probably driving slowly but absent-minded or not as aware of other vehicles around her.

  • Thomas Forcade

    Lol…seriously,the “News” from the DailyNews is even more strange,as the ages don’t come close to what this one says.Here is the quote: The motorcyclist, a 30-year-old man, was traveling east on Chatsworth Street east of Lindley Avenue on a 2000 Ducati when he crashed into the side of a 2002 Toyota Camry at about 9:45 a.m., according to Detective Daniel Menesez of LAPD Valley Traffic Division.

    The Toyota was driven by 80-year-old Helen Heanue, also of Northridge, who was driving from a shopping center parking lot on the south side of Chatsworth Street to another driveway on the opposite side, police said.

  • Katie

    The Daily News article is 100% wrong on at least one part of their article: It was not in Chatsworth…It was in Granada Hills. Obviously, no one truly knows the whole true story of the accident that are writing these articles.

  • Ricoswank

    A friend of mine, 30, died in a motorcycle accident. He was an officer and his story did not make the news. Marcesdi Cheaham

  • BD McGee

    Motorcyclists are careless. I don’t need to know facts, it was his fault.
    The less of them on the road the better.

  • Reason

    BD- you’re right, some motorcyclists are careless. But ALL motorcycles are difficult to see, even in the best conditions. I don’t ride, nor will I ever, so I’m not just blindly sticking up for the rider. I suppose it’s just a chance you take when u get on a bike. My condolences to his family and to the elderly driver as well.

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