AURORA | An unidentified man died Thursday night after crashing his pocket-bike motorcycle into a car at the intersection of Del Mar Parkway and Havana Street, according to Aurora police. 

Officers responded at about 11 p.m. Thursday to a report of a vehicle crash in the Del Mar Parkway neighborhood. Investigators determined the pocket-bike motorcycle  —  about a quarter of the size of a regular motorcycle — was traveling south when it collided with a Subaru Forester that was headed north on Havana and making a left turn, a news release said.

Police spokesman Joe Moylan later said the Subaru is believed to have had the right of way and was turning during a green arrow. The man who was riding the mini-motorcycle was taken to a local hospital and died from his injuries. The female driver of the Subaru remained at the scene of the crash and was said to be cooperating with police.

So-called pocket-bikes and other mini-bikes are not legal on Colorado roadways, according to state officials. 

The identity of the man will be released by the Arapahoe County Coroner’s Office, the news release said. Police reported that the fatal crash was the city’s 19th traffic-related death this year.

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  1. Sorry that he died.
    Did the mini-motorcycle have a headlight?
    Rider wearing a helmet?
    Does the Subaru have a dash cam?
    (Everyone should have a dash cam. Very easy to install and theyvork well! Inexpen$ive, and can be of great help to law enforcement and courts. Also if you happen to video something the news media may want, they may pay for the video.)

  2. This story about the unlawful mini-bike using the public roads is not something that rare around here anymore. It is not unusual at times you see these bikes in a pack of three or four. So it’s unlawful – so what? Do we expect anything to change?

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