A motorcyclist was killed after a police pursuit crash early Wednesday morning in San Fernando.
The person who called in described the gunman as a male riding a blue motorcycle.
Shortly after the tip from the caller, an LAPD supervisor in the area saw a blue motorcycle that matched the description.
When the supervisor made contact with the motorcyclist, he sped away.
A short pursuit occurred with speeds reaching up to 100 mph. The motorcycle may have even reached up to 130 mph when he crashed into a fire hydrant on Truman Road.
The impact of the crash severed the hydrant from the base and the rider was ejected nearly 150 feet away.
He was pronounced dead at the scene.
LAPD officers did recover a handgun at the scene. The incident is still under investigation.
As unfortunate as this incident was, if the motorcyclist cooperated with police officers they could have avoided a fatal accident.
Speeding on motorcycles can result in a severe or deadly accident. The motorcyclist can easily lose control of their bike if they are speeding. Always abide by the speed limit whether in a motorcycle or a car.
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