UPDATED: Girl on Motorized Bike Fatally Struck by Cars

A young woman is hit by several vehicles at Sarah Street and Tujunga Avenue Thursday night. Police have not yet identified the woman.

Update, Monday, 3:37 p.m.: The victim's name is still being withheld pending notification of her family, which resides in New Zealand, according to the LA County Coroner's Office. However, a woman claiming to be the victim's great aunt identified the victim as Tarihira Van Auzkor on Sunday.


Update, Friday 11:10 a.m.: Police are still trying to identify the woman who was killed Thursday night after being struck by two cars while riding her motorbike. The causes of the crash are also still under investigation, according to an alert from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Anyone who may know the victim, or have information about the incident, is urged to contact LAPD’s Valley Traffic Division at 818-644-8021. During non-business hours or on weekends, you can reach the LAPD at 1-877-LAPD-24-7.


A young woman riding a motorized bike was killed Thursday when she ran a stop sign in North Hollywood and was struck by two vehicles, according to the Los Angeles Police Department.

The woman, described as between 18-20 years old, was heading eastbound on Sarah Street around 7:34 p.m., said Sgt. William Kelley.

She ran a stop sign attempting to make a left turn onto northbound Tujunga Avenue when she was hit by an oncoming car in the number two southbound lane, he said.

That impact spun her into the southbound number one lane, where she was struck by another car, Kelly said.

The girl suffered massive head trauma and was transferred to a nearby hospital where she later died, he said. Her identity is still being verified, Kelly said.

The drivers of the vehicles that collided with her remained at the scene and were not under the influence, he said. The cars involved were a BMW and a Saturn SUV. Neither driver was seriously injured.

He said it is unknown at this time whether the female victim was under the influence.

Patch will keep you updated on this story.

tammara August 29, 2012 at 04:07 PM
I went to school with Ty at the Art Institute she was a very talented and high spirited girl. She knew exactly what she wanted from that school and demanded she got it. So sad to hear the news back in Iowa of her passing, my heart goes out to her family.
Roy David August 29, 2012 at 11:43 PM
Jade, With all love n condolonces ...I'm not only a friend but a real close friend of Ty, I cared for her much deeply n had the privilege of meeting her mon Athena n het step dad during lunch together...plz call me, I would like to speak to u n maybe her mother, she does know me. Loved Ty very much. 909 265 6545... My name is Roy David , thank u much.
Nikb9 August 31, 2012 at 01:02 AM
I am so sorry for your and your family's loss, Jessica and Ellenor. I walk my daughter to and from Reed on school days so we know the area. On Thursday night my daughter's classmate posted on Facebook that she had witnessed the accident, but I was unaware of where it happened. The next morning, while walking my daughter to school, we saw the memorial, but Ty had not yet been identified. I looked up the accident on the internet and found this article. My heart breaks for you, though I don't know you, and didn't know her because I have a 20 year old daughter. I've recently seen Ty's picture on the post there, and she was a beautiful girl. It's hard not to think of her everyday now when I walk my girl to school, and I'm always praying for safety for me, my girls, and all the kids who walk that creepy stretch to Walter Reed. My prayers are for you and your family, for God's comfort and healing through this heartbreaking and tragic time. In Jesus Name. Amen.
Christine Mabe September 02, 2012 at 02:23 AM
Such a good person who made me feel like I had a good friend after knowing her for such a short time, she gave me the courage to do things I've never done before. R.I.P.
Phil Lennon September 07, 2012 at 03:48 AM
I just found out about this. I am so very sorry the world lost such an amazing woman and battle buddy! I hope all of those in her life peace and serenity to continue to drive on. I went to school with her at Wentworth Military Academy. Her fellow cadets will miss her dearly no matter how far we've been in the last few years. We've all lost a great friend.


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