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Man arrested for California DUI at hospital after fatal motorcycle crash

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Law enforcement believes the two motorcycles were traveling at a high rate of speed on the 10 freeway. Police say both motorcycles were weaving in and out of traffic before the two bikes collided. Law enforcement claims the motorcycles were traveling eastbound on the 10 freeway when the trailing motorcycle clipped the rear end of the lead motorcycle just west of the 405 freeway.

Both motorcyclists were thrown from their respective bikes at a high rate of speed. The 23-year-old biker on the trailing motorcycle that reportedly ran into the rear end of the lead bike was killed in the accident. The 29-year-old biker on the lead bike suffered serious personal injuries and was transported to UCLA medical Center for treatment.

Law enforcement officials took the 29-year-old man into custody at the hospital. Law enforcement claims the man who survived was intoxicated at the time of the Sunday afternoon motorcycle crash.

Law enforcement closed all eastbound lanes of the 10 freeway and the transition road to the 405 to conduct an investigation of the crash. Police have not yet indicated what charges are expected to be filed in the alleged DUI related fatal accident. An alleged DUI accident involving injuries can lead to felony charges in California.

Source: Los Angeles Times, "Motorcyclist dies in crash on 10 Freeway," 10 Apr 2011

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