GLENDALE — A motorcyclist died early Friday after he hit a curb and crashed in an attempt to flee from police on Cañada Boulevard and Towne Avenue, police said.
Glendale police noticed the Torrance man just after midnight speeding on Cañada Boulevard, Sgt. Tom Lorenz said.
At a traffic light, an officer drove up next to the man and told him to pull over, but the man looked at the officer as if he didn't understand what was said, Lorenz said.
Police suspected the man may have been under the influence of methamphetamine, Lorenz added.
The man didn't comply with the officer's order, and a pursuit ensued, he said.
At one point during the pursuit, the man lifted his feet off the motorcycle and let go of the handlebars, Lorenz said.