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Truck Driver Kills Motorcyclist in Hit and Run Accident

A pickup truck driver fled the scene of a hit and run accident that killed a motorcyclist Saturday afternoon in Canoga Park.

The accident happened at the intersection of Nordhoff St. and De Soto Ave. in the west San Fernando Valley just before 1 p.m. The motorcyclist was southbound on De Soto. The pickup truck driver was northbound on De Soto, turning left on Nordhoff. The truck driver may have run a red light. After colliding with the motorcyclist, the truck driver fled the scene.

The motorcyclist, a 25-year-old Porter Ranch resident, was thrown into a utility pole. The motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene. He had traumatic injuries to multiple body parts, according to the Fire Department. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet.

The hit and run driver has been described by police as a Latino male with a moustache, in his 30's, driving a 1999 or 2000 white Ford F250 or F350.

If you or someone you care about has been injured in a motorcycle accident or hit and run accident, speak with a Santa Monica personal injury attorney at McGee, Lerer & Associates. Lawyers Daniel McGee and Catherine Lerer are a husband and wife team with over 36 years of combined experience representing serious injury victims. At our firm you will find a level of personalized service that you are unlikely to find elsewhere.