Fatal Road-Rage Crash on Western Ave. in Gardena


A car and a motorcycle crashed into a business on Western Avenue, resulting in the death of the motorcyclist. (Gardena Police Department)


Rafu Wire and Staff Reports

GARDENA — Road rage appears to have led to a collision and crash into a storefront that killed a motorcyclist Thursday in Gardena and resulted in a 24-year-old man’s arrest on suspicion of murder, police said.

Officers were dispatched about 12:15 p.m. to investigate a report of a collision between a car and motorcycle in the 16500 block of Western Avenue between Gardena Boulevard and 166th Street, according to Gardena police Lt. Mike Saffell.

“Upon arrival, officers found a male adult being treated by Los Angeles County Fire Department paramedics,” Saffell said. “That male was immediately transported to a local hospital, where he succumbed to the injuries he sustained during the collision.”

The preliminary investigation revealed the motorcyclist was riding south on Western and “became involved in a conflict with a male driving a 2017 Infiniti Q5