Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Traffic Collision

PASADENA, Calif.—On Tuesday, April 9, just after 9:30 a.m., Pasadena Police and Fire Department personnel responded to Madison Avenue and Del Mar Boulevard regarding a report of a traffic collision with injuries.

Upon arrival, first responders found that a gray and black 2011 Ducati motorcycle, being driven west on Del Mar Boulevard by a 35-year-old Pasadena man, collided with a gray 2010 Hyundai Elantra four-door sedan that was headed south on Madison Avenue across Del Mar Boulevard. The motorcycle collided broadside with the Elantra, critically injuring its rider who was transported to a local hospital.

The driver of the Hyundai Elantra was identified as a 24-year-old Pasadena woman. She was not injured in the collision and remained at the scene. The woman fully cooperated with the police investigation and was not under the influence of alcohol or drugs at the time of the collision.

Speed does not appear to have been a factor in the collision. Preliminary investigation suggests the woman did not see the motorcyclist travelling west on Del Mar Boulevard and pulled out in front of him as she drove south across Del Mar Boulevard from the stop sign at Madison Avenue.

This collision is being investigated by the Pasadena Police Department’s Major Accident Investigation Team. Anyone with information about this case is urged to call Traffic Section Sergeant Dennis Beene at (626) 744-4343. To report information anonymously, call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-TIPS (8477), download the P3 Tips mobile app on Google Play or the Apple App Store, or use the website www.lacrimestoppers.org.