THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. – A fatal accident happened at an intersection of Thousand Oaks that led to the death of a motorcyclist died and an injury of the driver.
The accident took place Saturday just a little after 2:30 o’clock in the afternoon at the corner of of Westlake Boulevard and Bay Drive.
The motorcyclist who died was identified as 39-year-old Christian Eitelbach resident of Thousand Oaks. Authorities reported that he was heading northbound on Westlake Boulevard and was entering the intersection as another vehicle operated by 21-year-old Cindy Nah, of Simi Valley, was making a left turn. That was the moment when the two collided.
Eitelbach and Nah were both treated at the scene before being transported to Los Robles Hospital. However, Eitelbach sustained critical injuries and was pronounced dead at the hospital. Nah was treated for minor injuries.
Police are looking into the cause of the accident and requesting anyone with information is asked to call the Thousand Oaks Traffic Bureau at (805) 494-8271. Ventura County Sheriff’s Office.
A small video camera mounted on Eitelbach’s motorcycle that day showed that there was another, unidentified motorcyclist riding along the Decker Canyon Road with the victim in the minutes leading up to the collision. The video, released by police Friday, showed the other motorcyclist dressed in all black riding gear, including a black helmet and a black performance bike with no visible license plate on the back.
Ventura County sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. Eric Buschow believed that the rider in black must have seen the crash, but for whatever reason he kept on driving, didn’t stop to render aid.
Eitelbach collided with a vehicle driven by a 21-year-old Simi Valley woman who was trying to turn from southbound Westlake Boulevard left onto Bay, officials said. When Eitelbach entered the intersection, he hit the vehicle’s passenger side.
Witnesses who saw the crash and who have information are requested to call Deputy Shawn Holzberger at 494-8271.
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