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Killed Motorcylcist Identified As Santa Monica's Michael Gottlieb

Posted May. 25, 2014, 2:47 pm

Mirror Staff

The Coroner's Office today identified a 64- year-old man riding a motorcycle who died during a crash with another vehicle on the Angeles Forest Highway above La Canada-Flintridge.

The motorcyclist was identified as Michael Gottlieb, said Coroner's Investigator Dana Bee.

Gottlieb, who was not wearing a standard helmet, was southbound on the highway, north of Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, on a 2012 Ducati around 12:30 p.m. on May 24. The bike collided with a 2003 Toyota driven by 24-year-old Juan Medina of Baldwin Park, according to the CHP.

Investigators believe Gottlieb's Ducati crossed into opposing lanes in an attempt to pass the Toyota, as Medina turned left onto Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, the CHP reported.

The motorcycle collided with the front end of the Toyota, ejecting the rider, who suffered blunt force head trauma and a broken neck, according to the CHP.

Gottlieb was airlifted from the scene and pronounced dead by paramedics at 1:12 p.m. Saturday, the CHP reported.

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May. 26, 2014, 8:09:19 am

Richard Gottlieb said...

Rest In Peace Michael. We loved you dearly.

May. 26, 2014, 8:41:14 am

Josh Schweitzer said...

We love you and will miss you dearly.

May. 27, 2014, 9:08:26 am

Rebecca garrett said...

Michael was a great teacher.....his family at New Roads is so sad and misses him

May. 27, 2014, 9:16:10 am


CORRECTION: Actually Michael Gottlieb WAS wearing a standard helmet; unfortunately, his injuries were too severe nonetheless. Rest with the angels.

May. 27, 2014, 1:48:40 pm

Art Fawcett said...

Goodbye my friend,

May. 27, 2014, 10:31:33 pm

Ahmed said...

Bismillahi wa barakatillah. (In the name of Allah and with the blessings of Allah.) Alhamdulillah il-lathi at'amana wasaqana waja'alana Muslimeen. (Praise be to Allah Who has fed us and given us drink, and made us Muslims.) Rabbana 'atinaa fid dunyaa hasanat wafil aakhirati hasana taw wa qinaa azaaban naar. (Oh Allah! Our Lord and Sustainer! Grant us good in this world and good in the Hereafter, and save us from the Fire of Hell.) Hopefully Michael found the greatness that is Allah and accepted Muhammad [Peace be upon him] as the messenger of Allah.

May. 28, 2014, 3:34:31 pm

Valerie Delson Ginsberg said...

RIP Michael You will always be a star

May. 28, 2014, 3:37:19 pm

Susan Snitzer Phillips said...

You will always be remembered!!! You are part of our Long Beach Tribe!!!

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