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LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
Friday July 8th, 2011 :: 05:40 a.m. PDT


41-year-old motorcyclist killed in traffic collision with vehicle at Cahuenga Bl and Barham Bl.

The Los Angeles Police Department, Valley Traffic Detectives are investigating a fatal traffic collision that occurred on July 8, 2011 at 12:29 a.m., at the intersection of Cahuenga Boulevard and Barham Boulevard.

The collision occurred when a 41- year-old resident of Van Nuys was riding his 1990 Harley Davidson motorcycle westbound on Cahuenga Boulevard. 52-year-old La Crescenta resident, Maxime Desire, turned left from Cahuenga Boulevard onto Barham Boulevard in front of the motorcyclist. The motorcycle collided with the right side of Desire’s 2003 Honda Accord and the rider was ejected onto the roadway. The motorcyclist was transported by the Los Angeles City Fire Department to a local hospital where he died as a result of injuries sustained in the collision.

The name of the motorcyclist is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

Anyone who may have witnessed the traffic collision is being asked to contact Police Officer III+1 Rhiannon Talley, Valley Traffic Division Detectives, at (818) 644-8116. During non-business hours or on weekends, calls should be directed to 1-877-LAPD-24-7. Anyone wishing to remain anonymous should call Crimestoppers at 1-800-222-TIPS (800-222-8477). Tipsters may also contact Crimestoppers by texting to phone number 274637 (C-R-I-M-E-S on most keypads) with a cell phone. All text messages should begin with the letters “LAPD”. Tipsters may also go to click on “webtips” and follow the prompts.

The investigation is being conducted by Valley Traffic Detectives.

P-III+1 Rhiannon Talley, Serial No. 36515
Valley Traffic Division Detectives
(818) 644-8116


D-III William Bustos, Serial No. 25029
Officer In Charge, Valley Traffic Division Detectives
(818) 644-8021

LAPD - Valley Traffic Division
7870 Nollan Pl
Los Angeles, CA 91402

Emergency: 9-1-1
Non-emergencies: 818-644-8000

Rhiannon Talley
Valley Traffic Detectives

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