UPDATE: Motorcyclist Dies in West L.A. Crash

The accident was Wednesday afternoon at Bundy Drive and Missouri Avenue.

Updated Friday, 11:30 a.m.: The motorcyclist was identified Friday as Brandon Garrett, 35, of Sherman Oaks, according to Los Angeles County coroner's Investigator Elissa Fleak.

Original: A motorcyclist was killed Wednesday afternoon in a collision in West Los Angeles, the Los Angeles Police Department reported.

The man, whose name is being withheld pending notification of his family, was northbound on Bundy Drive about 4:55 p.m. when he collided with a Lexus making a left turn from southbound Bundy to eastbound Missouri Avenue, according to the police.

The impact ejected the motorcyclist who landed on the roadway. The Suzuki continued moving and hit a Scion before stopping in the left turn lane of Missouri Avenue, according to the police.

Los Angeles firefighters pronounced the motorcyclist dead at the scene.

Anyone with information about the crash was asked to call West Traffic Division investigator Officer H. Garcia at (213) 473-0234.

City News Service contributed to this report.

Glenn E Grab November 09, 2012 at 05:10 PM
first of all, you can't be ejected from a motorcycle.....secondly, obviously the crash was caused by the afternoon sun in te eyes of ohe driver...
Hans Laetz November 09, 2012 at 05:26 PM
Glenn, the CHP, the LAPD and the LA County Coroner -AL-L define a person leaving a vehicle in a crash as an ejection. If you have a problem with that, please call them. Thank you for your informed conclusion on this tragedy. I am sure we can now reassign all the traffic investigators, now that we have your expertise on the Patch to do their work for them.
Elizabeth Hurlburt November 10, 2012 at 07:30 PM
I live in the apartment on the corner of Bundy and Missouri. The sun did not have anything to do with this accident. The motorcyclist was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic. He clipped the bumper of a vehicle turning east onto Missouri and was thrown from his motorcycle which went airborne and landed on the curb. The rider impacted the car in the photo and was killed on impact.
Glenn E Grab November 10, 2012 at 10:42 PM
thank you, elizabeth....I have three friends who lucky to be alive who were hit by westbound cars making left turns when facing into the evening sun....I assumed it was this because of the time at which the accident occurred
Ann November 12, 2012 at 02:32 AM
Elizabeth, My cousin's daughter has your name. Are you from Georgia?
Deb November 13, 2012 at 03:25 PM
Anyone have any information on Brandon Garrett furneral arrangements?
Applejack November 14, 2012 at 05:19 AM
Some of you people are pathetic. I rode with Brandon, went to school with Brandon, had many laughs with Brandon, got him hooked on my home brew... All you are worried about whose fault it is... He's dead. Does it really matter? Say some good thoughts and shut the f-ck up!
Deb November 14, 2012 at 05:55 AM
Applejack: Do you know where the services are? I am a recent co-worker from Universal Studios.
Applejack November 14, 2012 at 08:12 PM
No, not yet Deb. I am in contact with Alex at West Coast GP Cycles. He said something should happen later this week. There was already a small family and close friends service earlier this week.
Applejack November 14, 2012 at 11:50 PM
Deb, funeral already happened with the family. A memorial service will happen in the next week.
Darlene Navarro November 15, 2012 at 04:00 AM
I knew Brandon for 16 years he was my soul mate we started as friends and grew into something stronger, I had just talked to him on tuesday and was going to see him this past weekend. I will miss him very much and I want to say that I am proud of the person he became. He changed his life around and had so much going. Applejack please contact me I would like to meet some of his friends Darlene
Applejack November 15, 2012 at 07:10 AM
Darlene, we may already know eachother. Time will tell. We'll find all Brandon's true friends at the memorial service. I'm in contact with West Coast GP Cycles about that. I also helped Brandon's uncle today get in contact with Pierce's newspaper about his story. I will keep posting here about any new news.
Jeff M November 15, 2012 at 10:35 AM
Godspeed Brandon. We rode together on a couple of occasions through a mutual friend. Great guy! RIP. My condolonces to his family.
L S G November 16, 2012 at 01:06 AM
I thank all that knew my Son. There are no words. It touches my soul, the kind thoughts that are being shared. He will always be my shining light. Blessings to all that he touched Linda
Edna November 16, 2012 at 11:29 AM
Brandon was a great guy.always sayig inspiring words to me. Always smiling even when he was down. Caring for many, he had a big heart. I will forever remember him with that big goofy smile he gave me. R.I.P Brandon I miss you so much
Judith Heverly November 21, 2012 at 06:57 PM
Bradon died opposite our meditation center, on S. Bundy Drive, and my friend and I said loving prayers for him an hour from the Missouri sidewalk facing Brandon's body, lying on the street. We felt he was at peace, we also prayed for members of his family, and friends. God bless. Judith
Michelle September 24, 2013 at 10:51 PM
Brandon will forever be my loving and living friend. Our hearts are forever connected. -Michelle


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