March 6th, 2017
A 49-year-old man from Sylmar who died in a motorcycle crash on Saturday was identified by authorities on Monday.
Stefan Habelmann died from his injuries hours after a 2:10 p.m. Saturday crash in the area of Reseda Boulevard and Oxnard Street in Tarzana that also seriously injured a female motorcycle passenger, authorities said on Monday.
A Simi Valley woman driving a 2016 Dodge Charger was in the process of negotiating a U-turn from eastbound Oxnard to westbound Oxnard when the crash occurred east of the intersection, according to Officer Sal Reyes with LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division.
Habelmann was traveling eastbound on Oxnard Street when his 2011 Suzuki motorcycle collided with the driver’s side door of the Charger.
The motorcyclist’s passenger, a 49-year-old Tarzana woman, was ejected from the motorcycle.
Habelmann and the woman were taken to a local hospital where he died a few hours later.
The female motorcycle passenger was listed in serious but stable condition.
The driver of the Charger, who remained at scene, suffered minor injuries and was not taken to the hospital, officials said.
March 6th 2017
A 17-year-old year old Lake Forest boy died Monday afternoon after the motorcycle he was riding hit a pole.
Tynan Blackledge was riding northbound on Jeronimo Road, north of El Toro Road, when he lost control of the bike, Orange County sheriff’s Lt. Kevin La Pyrne said.
Deputies and paramedics were called at about 12:15 p.m. to the crash and found the boy. Blackledge, identified by the coroner’s office, was pronounced dead at the scene.
La Pyrne said deputies were still investigating what led to the crash.
A family friend has set up a GoFundMe account to help Tynan’s family pay for funeral expenses. It had raised more than $7,200 in 9 hours.
March 4th 2017
San Marcos, CA (near Escondido)
A 19-year-old man who was seriously injured late Saturday night after losing control of his motorcycle in San Marcos later died, sheriff’s officials said.
The teen was on his motorcycle heading west on Borden Road near Fulton Road around 11:51 p.m. when he lost control and collided with several objects, said sheriff’s Deputy Jameson Perham.
When deputies and a San Marcos fire department crew arrived, the rider was found lying on the sidewalk, unresponsive. He suffered serious injuries and was taken to Palomar Medical Center.
The rider, whose name was not released, died on Monday, according to Perham.
March 6th 2017
Lemon Grove, CA (near La Mesa – SD County)
A motorcyclist who rear-ended a car on a Lemon Grove roadway, then crashed into a nearby parked vehicle was ejected from the bike and later died in a hospital, authorities said Monday.
Witnesses told sheriff’s deputies that a 1992 Harley-Davidson motorcycle had struck the back of a 2010 Toyota Corolla while both were headed north on Massachusetts Avenue near San Miguel Avenue shortly before 7:30 p.m. Sunday. The impact of the crash sent the motorcycle into a vehicle parked on the roadside, according to sheriff’s Sgt. Jorge Dueno.
The motorcyclist was ejected in the crash and suffered serious injuries. He was taken to a hospital where he later died, Dueno said. His name was withheld pending family notification.
The Toyota’s driver and passenger were not hurt.
Dueno said the sheriff’s department had launched an investigation into the crash, and although its cause has yet to be determined, alcohol and/or drugs seemed to have been a factor. However, he did not immediately say on which motorist’s part.
No arrests have been made in connection with the crash, Dueno said.
Anyone with additional information was asked to call the sheriff’s department at (858) 565-5200.
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