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Motorcyclist dies in collision with big rig

November 30, 2010|By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com
(Raul Roa/Staff…)

A 65-year-old Burbank man was killed Tuesday morning after his motorcycle collided with a big rig at Buena Vista Street and Burbank Boulevard, officials said.

The motorcyclist, who has not been identified pending notification of his family, was traveling southbound in the No. 2 lane on Buena Vista Street about 6:20 a.m., Burbank Police Lt. J.J. Puglisi said. A big rig traveling northbound on Buena Vista Street made a left turn onto Burbank Boulevard, striking the motorcyclist in the intersection and dragging him about 100 feet, Puglisi added.

"[The truck driver] said he did not see the motorcycle," he said.

The motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was trapped under the truck, and died at the scene, Puglisi said. The truck driver, identified as 40-year-old Jesus Hernandez of Paramount, Calif., was driving  for Jones Chemicals, police said.

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