Jul 29, 2014

UPDATED: Girl on Motorized Bike Fatally Struck by Cars

A young woman is hit by several vehicles at Sarah Street and Tujunga Avenue Thursday night. Police have not yet identified the woman.

UPDATED: Girl on Motorized Bike Fatally Struck by Cars

Update, Monday, 3:37 p.m.: The victim's name is still being withheld pending notification of her family, which resides in New Zealand, according to the LA County Coroner's Office. However, a woman claiming to be the victim's great aunt identified the victim as Tarihira Van Auzkor on Sunday.


Update, Friday 11:10 a.m.: Police are still trying to identify the woman who was killed Thursday night after being struck by two cars while riding her motorbike. The causes of the crash are also still under investigation, according to an alert from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Anyone who may know the victim, or have information about the incident, is urged to contact LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or on weekends, you can reach the LAPD at 1-877-LAPD-24-7.


A young woman riding a motorized bike was killed Thursday when she ran a stop sign in North Hollywood and was struck by two vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The woman, described as between 18-20 years old, was heading eastbound on Sarah Street around 7:34 p.m., said Sgt. William Kelley.

She ran a stop sign attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Tujunga Avenue when she was hit by an oncoming car in the number two southbound lane, he said.

That impact spun her into the southbound number one lane, where she was struck by another car, Kelly said.

The girl suffered massive head trauma and was transferred to a nearby hospital where she later died, he said. Her identity is still being verified, Kelly said.

The drivers of the vehicles that collided with her remained at the scene and were not under the influence, he said. The cars involved were a BMW and a Saturn SUV. Neither driver was seriously injured.

He said it is unknown at this time whether the female victim was under the influence.

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