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Motorcyclist Killed in Solo Accident on Mulholland

Traffic backed up into nightfall around Wrightwood.

A motorcyclist was killed this afternoon on Mulholland Drive in a solo collision, authorities said.

The accident was reported in the 7600 block of  Mulholland near Laurel Canyon just before 4 p.m., according to police and fire officials.     

"He lost control and crashed," said Los Angeles police Officer Karen Rayner. "It did not involve another vehicle."

The motorcyclist, who was in his 40s, was not immediately identified.

Traffic was closed on Mulholland in both directions between Wrightwood Lane and Woodrow Wilson Drive for the crash investigation.

Traffic around 7 p.m. was still slow, for ways around it check these shortcuts from Studio City to the Hollywood/Beverly Hills side:

▪                The Outpost Outback 

▪                The Franklin Canyon Fake 

▪                The Laurel Canyon Loop 

▪                The Benedict Canyon Cheat

▪                The Coldwater Sneak 

phil s May 01, 2012 at 03:30 PM
Thanks for continuing to post diversion routes running through streets that are not intended to have bad tempered rush hour idiots speeding through them twice a day - you are so clever. The Hills are not a short cut and we will continue to fight to prevent access to all these streets by transient traffic who don't want to take the main streets and freeways. Studio City Residents.
Concerned patriot May 01, 2012 at 09:16 PM
I am sorrowful for the family of the motorcyclist as these accidents tend to occur more in these low cost housing areas and poorly maintained streets once again a commuter has chosen an incorrect exit and paid dearly with his life. It is apparent the people of this community are arrogant and wish to boast their opinion rather than obituate the life of this young man referencing themselves as no better than the slums of our society
Bond servant May 02, 2012 at 12:05 AM
Kudos to the concerned patriot.....I'm know the man who died and his family ifs in anguish right now. He simply enjoyed riding his bike through the beautiful canyons and hills of southern California. Be reminded a person lost their life, it is simply distasteful to rant about things of such less importance. May Jesus bring peace and comfort to the family.

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