NORTH HOLLYWOOD. California – A woman in a vehicle struck and killed a motorcyclist in North Hollywood. Additionally, the incident occurred on Thursday morning.
Los Angeles Police Department Lt. Lisset Fuentes said they responded to the crash after a call around 5:30 a.m. Specifically, the accident happened at the intersection of Vineland Avenue and Vanowen Street. Moreover, this happened at a red light.
Furthermore, witnesses at the scene described the incident in further detail for police officers. They claimed to see the motorcyclist stopped correctly at the light. Then, a red Audi speeding southbound on Vineland Avenue struck the motorcyclist.
Fuentes added that the motorcycle was flung several hundred feet past the initial site of the crash.
Astonishingly, the red Audi continued to speed southbound after the incident. Then, the Audi crashed into multiple vehicles that were parked and unoccupied.
However, the Audi collided with a white SUV with such force that the SUV turned over into the street.
Currently, officials have not yet identified the victim. Officials have only reported that the victim is male. Furthermore, officials pronounced the victim dead at the scene.
Investigators on the scene are not sure how fast the vehicle was traveling at the time of the incident. However, Fuentes reported, “To cause all this … it had to be at a pretty significant high rate of speed”. Then, he added that officials were holding a woman in connection with the accident.
Currently, officials have not reported whether drugs or alcohol were a factor in the crash.