A 19-year-old man was killed when his motorcycle collided with a car on Wednesday afternoon at the intersection of Venice and Grand View boulevards in Mar Vista.
The collision happened at 4:11 p.m. and the motorcyclist was pronounced dead at the scene, LAPD officer Liliana Preciado said.
Witnesses to the crash said a blue Pontiac heading westbound on Venice was waiting to make a left turn onto Grandview, and as the car was going through the intersection an eastbound blue and white Suzuki motorcycle collided with the front of the car. The motorcycle was traveling at a high rate of speed, bystanders said.
“I saw the motorcycle hit the front of the car and it went straight into the wall. The motorcyclist went flying toward the post office parking lot and the motorcycle was in pieces,” witness Teanna Nazarian said.
— Mia Duncans