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Racing Motorcyclist Killed, Another Injured, Police say

Police sergeant says alcohol does not appear to be a factor in the crash.

One motorcyclist was killed and a second one injured while racing down a street in Van Nuys Saturday, a police sergeant said.

The crash was on Woodley Avenue near Victory Boulevard at about 3:30 a.m., said Los Angeles police Sgt. David Delgado of the Valley Traffic Division.

One motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics rushed the other one to an area hospital with non-life threatening injuries, Delgado said.

The police sergeant said alcohol did not appear to be a factor in the crash.

Police said Woodley Avenue, between Burbank and Victory boulevards, was to be closed until noon to allow a safe work place for the crash investigation.

Henry De La Paz February 10, 2013 at 02:12 PM
It hurts me when I hear that motorcyclists are killed. BUT there are plenty of motorcyclists that are just causing trouble, speeding, and racing- which is the reason we have fatalities. RIP
Kim Neal February 12, 2013 at 04:25 AM
There are two kinds of motorcycle riders...those who have fallen....and those who will fall.
Tex Lodi April 28, 2013 at 07:35 PM
thats not true....my dad was a biker till his death from cancer at 74.....never went down..not once...thats a saying people just love to say....I hear it all the stupid time...
Kim Neal April 28, 2013 at 08:49 PM
Bless your dad..but he probably learned to ride with respect. A far cry from today's traffic crowd and I'm sure he didn't have a crotchet rocket?! And after losing 3 friends, 1 broken leg, and countless accidents, including yesterday on Devonshire...a young man was killed....my comment stands.

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