LAPD Continues Fatal Multi-Vehicle Accident Investigation in Pacific Palisades

by Sue Pascoe
Editor

The fatality accident on Sunday, April 2 that involved four motorcycles and a Mercedes Benz, is still under investigation, according to Los Angeles Police Department West Traffic primary investigator Panameno. That multi-vehicle collision at the intersection of Sunset Boulevard and Chautauqua, shut down both roads for more than five hours.

After the accident, nine LAPD West Traffic investigators were at the site, noting debris, walking the scene and mapping the possible courses of the black four-door Mercedes Benz and four motorcycles: a Ducati, two Kawaskis and a blue Yamaha (that caught on fire).

LADP West Traffic investigators (green vests), walk away from the white tent set up to protect the deceased until the coroner arrived on April 2, 2017. Other investigators examine the motorcycle debris by the tree that was hit by the Kawaski driver. Photo: Hugh Slavitt

LADP West Traffic investigators (green vests), walk away from the white tent set up to protect the deceased until the coroner arrived on April 2, 2017. Other investigators examine the motorcycle debris by the tree that was hit by the Kawaski driver. Photo: Hugh Slavitt

“This was a fatality accident and we’re not rushing to reach a conclusion,” Panameno said.

Investigators are still canvassing the area for witnesses. If a Palisades resident witnessed the accident, or was driving on Sunset or Chautauqua when the accident happened, or if someone has a video or surveillance footage, contact Investigator Panameno at (213) 473-0329

One Comment

  1. My name is Dr. David Taft. I was on sunset Blvd just prior to 2pm On sunday heading west approaching Marquez avenue past the Dominos Pizza restaurant. I recall as I was heading down the straightaway with my daughter Lindsey that these 3 motorcyclist were driving heading east at a ridiculous rate of speed. Although it is difficult to ascertain, I noticed it because it was so much faster thatn is even reasonable and I remarked to my daughter that it appeared that they were going over 100 mph on that straightaway.

    I was surprised but not shocked that they were involved in an accident minutes later near Chautaqua. My email is davidjoeltaft@gmail.com

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