Motorcyclist Killed On The 405 After Slamming Into Truck
LOS ANGELES (CBS) — A motorcyclist was killed Friday after he collided with a truck on the northbound 405 Freeway.
The accident occurred just before 6:15 p.m.
The cause of the accident, which occurred near Sunset Boulevard, shut down northbound lanes for hours.
An investigation into the crash was still on-going Saturday.
The cyclist was identified Saturday as Brad Joel Harris, a 39-year-old Newhall man.
Authorities said the accident occurred in a construction zone near where lanes are narrowed, and where lane-changing is prohibited.
California Highway Patrol officers today said Harris tried to maneuver his 2007 Ducati 1098 through a small space between two vehicles when he lost control of his bike and struck the truck. The Ducati then rear-ended a silver Toyota Corolla.
Harris died at the scene. The driver of the Corolla, a 33-year-old El Segundo woman, was not injured.
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