CHATSWORTH (CBS) — Authorities are searching for a man who reportedly caused a fatal collision with a motorcyclist Saturday in Chatsworth before fleeing the scene.

The accident in the 20900 block of Nordhoff Street was reported sometime after 1 p.m., according to an alert issued by the Los Angeles Fire Department.

A male driving a white Ford pickup truck reportedly collided with another man driving a Harley Davidson motorcycle.

Witnesses say the driver of the truck never stopped.

“We followed him up the street in our motor home,” said witness Helen Kelly. The driver escaped into traffic before Kelly could get his license plate number.

Kelly said the driver of the truck had black hair and a mustache, and appeared to be around 30 years of age.

LAFD Spokesman Brian Humphrey said the intersection of Nordhoff Street and DeSoto Avenue was closed in all directions while Los Angeles police investigated the accident.

The victim, identified only as a 25-year-old white male, was reportedly wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. He was pronounced dead at the scene, Humphrey said.

No other injuries were reported.

Comments (26)
  1. Cindy says:

    who was this helmeted maan? was he from Northridge? anyone know??

    1. Chatsworth Residence says:

      No idea, from a distance it looks like a red or burgandy motorcycle…. i dont know if that will help any reader identify him. Nordoff and De Soto is where the scene is at

    2. sas says:

      he was a a international student at csun , with new born kid….one of kind …and very kind heart ……

  2. Abraham says:

    I was there. It was a black street back with stripes on top Dont remember if it was red stripes or orange.

  3. B says:

    Hunt them down and hang them high. I was hit 2 weeks ago Platt and Victory on my motorcycle the person that hit me initially fled the scene but was pursued by witnesses then eventually stopped. I’d like to thank witnesses, Paramedics and West Hills hospital staff that took such good care of me…

  4. jkeyner says:

    The big logic is if they were not good then why to professional wear them you fool.

  5. still alive says:

    Because I ride a motorcycle, I know that anyone wearing a helmet with the face shied in the down/closed position is in a “hearing impaired” state. The hearing sense is just as important as the sense of sight in any survival situation, from our beginnings in the jungles and the forests, to the streets and freeways of Los Angeles!
    “Ears Open Wide When You Ride”!
    When you ride, you are more likely to be the bug rather than the windshield! Lots of jealous 3 year old slugs out there.

  6. Jimmy Toledo says:

    Wow that really ticks me off man, Idiot drivers texting and stuff while driving!

  7. Enforce the LAWS says:

    This is the result from the CHP and other police agents NOT writing tickets for people making LEFT turns WITHOUT signaling. Period!!! Most drivers don’t use their turn signals. Why should you? Apparently there’s no law requiring it…. Dumb Dumb Dumb and in this case it took another life. Sad!

  8. mishal says:

    الله يرحمك يا احمد ويغفر لك ويدخلك في فسيح جناتة
    God bless Ahmad

  9. Ahmed S. Alesayi says:

    الله يرحمه رحمة الابرار ويلهم أهله الصبر والسلوان
    انا لله وانا اليه راجعون

  10. Sam Elbe says:

    My guess, illegal, no insurance, no driver’s license, probably back in Mexico by now.

  11. Mohammed says:

    he is from saudi arabia and studying Finance at California State University, Northridge

    his name is Ahmed and he is one of a kind person. he has a wife and a kid
    God bless him
    this is his facebook page:

  12. waleed alsaadi says:

    God bless your soul Sheathes Aahmad and heaven

  13. Mustache Sally says:

    Mustaches cause death. That’s why metal bands love mustaches. And 70s porn stars.

  14. Mohamed Alshami says:

    i heard of this tragic news early in the morning by a phone call from a mutual friend, it brought tears to my eyes, Ahmed was a good friend of mine, i know him and his little kid, and the trash bag, the coward, that hit him must be found, please if you have information contact LAPD, with any information that may help us find Ahmeds killer.

  15. Maha says:

    الله يرحمه ويغمد روحه الجنه

  16. Abdusalam Almuflihy says:

    To God and to Him we shall return

  17. Hakim Algaadabi says:

    Unfortunately it is a tragic for his family, I hope the authorities arrest who caused this accident and make him face justice. May God bless his soul.
    الله يرحمه ويلهم اهله الصبر والسلوان

  18. حمتو says:

    الله يرحمه ويغفر له ويسكنه فسيح جناته ويصبر اهله وهو الان محتاج لدعائكم انا لله وانا اليه لاراجعون