2 Killed, 3 Hurt as Motorcycle Collides With Car in Encino

Two men in their 20s were killed and three other people were injured Sunday night when a motorcyclist speeding along an Encino street slammed into a car leaving Balboa Park, Los Angeles police said.

The motorcyclist and the driver of the car were killed instantly by the impact, which threw the cyclist into the back seat of the car and ejected the driver from the passenger-side window, police Sgt. Joe Cross said.

Identities of the dead were not available Sunday night.

Two women in the car were taken to Northridge Hospital Medical Center.

Eva Miranda, said to be in her 20s, suffered fractured ribs and chest and abdominal injuries and was in critical condition, a hospital spokeswoman said. Maria Sandoval, 25, was in stable condition with possible head injuries.

A young girl in the car was airlifted by a Los Angeles Fire Department helicopter to Childrens Hospital of Los Angeles in Hollywood. A hospital spokeswoman identified the girl as Daisy Miranda, 2, and said she was in stable but critical condition with undetermined injuries.

The motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed south on Balboa Boulevard, just north of Burbank Boulevard, at about 7:55 p.m. when the car pulled out of a driveway in Balboa Park, police said.

An investigation was continuing late Sunday.

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