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April 21, 2000 | JESSICA GARRISON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
A 15-year-old boy was booked on suspicion of attempted murder Thursday, police said, for allegedly ramming his car twice into the back of a California Highway Patrol officer's motorcycle. The teenager was taken into custody just before 10 p.m. Wednesday, about two hours after a speeding white Oldsmobile registered to the youth's uncle struck CHP motorcycle Officer Gary Ninman on the southbound Harbor Freeway, police said.
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August 29, 1991
A Van Nuys woman died after the motorcycle she was a passenger on collided with a car in Woodland Hills, authorities said Wednesday. Diane Sparling, 25, whose skull was fractured, died late Tuesday at Kaiser Permanente Hospital in Woodland Hills, hospital spokeswoman Pamela Spencer said. Her husband James Sparling, 26, who was driving the motorcycle, was treated at the same hospital for a broken leg, Spencer said. The Sparlings were headed east on Victory Boulevard about 6 p.m.
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June 30, 1998
A 41-year-old North Hollywood man was killed Sunday night when the motorcycle he was riding struck a van on the eastbound Ventura Freeway, authorities said. The man and a friend were riding motorcycles in the freeway's right lane near De Soto Avenue about 10:30 p.m. when the accident occurred, said California Highway Patrol Officer T.J. Roman. The deceased man's name was not released pending notification of his family.
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November 23, 1995
A Los Angeles police officer's ribs and pelvis were broken when a car swerved into his motorcycle Wednesday afternoon, police said. Officer Franklyn Orlando, 28, was riding north on Woodley Avenue and had pulled into the center two-way turn lane about 12:40 p.m. when another northbound car cut through the lane in an abrupt U-turn and hit Orlando's cycle, Officer Edward Waschak said.
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March 21, 2000 | From Associated Press
The state Supreme Court limited builders' responsibility for traffic safety on nearby streets Monday, barring an accident victim from suing a developer that had promised the city to install stoplights at an intersection. In a 6-1 ruling, the court said the developer and its contractor were not responsible for a crash that injured a motorcyclist at the Los Angeles intersection, even if traffic signals would have prevented the accident.
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May 19, 1991
A motorcycle rider who witnesses said was traveling at an estimated 90 m.p.h. was killed at a Van Nuys intersection early Saturday when he slammed into the side of a pickup truck, police said. Oscar Ayala, 28, of North Hollywood was traveling east on Sherman Way around 2:20 a.m. when he ran a red light at Balboa Boulevard and collided with a truck driven by Kirkar Perterian, 22, who was driving north, Officer Tim Meicher said. The force of the impact flipped the truck over, he said.
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December 12, 2000
An off-duty Pasadena firefighter was killed when he lost control of his motorcycle in a weekend accident in Tarzana as two of his co-workers looked on, officials said. James Brown died at the scene about 8 p.m. Sunday, a Los Angeles Police Department spokeswoman said. Brown, an 11-year veteran assigned to a fire station in northwest Pasadena, was riding with two firefighters, both paramedics, Assistant Chief Calvin Wells said. He died despite their efforts to revive him with CPR, Wells said.
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December 25, 2000 | ZANTO PEABODY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A motorcycle rider was killed Sunday morning when his bike struck a curb on Topanga Canyon Boulevard at the end of a winding stretch of road that neighbors say invites traffic accidents. Yaacov Fitoussi, 25, of Reseda was heading into the canyon when he was flung from his motorcycle at the intersection of the boulevard and Ybarra Road, said Officer M. Lopez of the LAPD's Valley Traffic Division.
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June 15, 1992
A Reseda man died early Sunday when he lost control of his motorcycle and slammed into the wall of a street tunnel under Van Nuys Airport, Los Angeles police said. Tan Ratanatraiphob, 24, was traveling about 90 m.p.h. west on Sherman Way near Valjean Avenue when the rear wheel of his motorcycle began to wobble, Officer John Baby said.
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