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Updated: Motorcycle Crash Reported on Angeles Crest Highway

Authorities are responding to a reported crash at mile marker 59 in the Angeles National Forest.

Update: The biker was airlifted to Huntington Hospital, according to Shepherd, who said she did not know the extent of his injuries.

Original: A motorcycle has crashed around mile marker 59 of the Angeles Crest Highway, according to Lt. Angela Shepherd of the Crescenta Valley Station of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.

As of 12:10 p.m. crews have not yet reached the scene of the crash, which was reported just minutes earlier by the Newcomb Ranch Restaurant Bar, according to Shepherd.

According to scanner reports, the biker went over a cliff and dropped about 50 feet.

M.C. October 08, 2012 at 06:54 PM
I go (bike) riding up there frequently and have a GoPro camera. I've seen a lot of speeding motorcycles heading up & down ACH but luckily I have yet to experience reckless driving (i.e. riding over the divider, unsafe passing, etc.). But some do take the turns too fast and there tends to be the occasional rock on the road. If I catch any exploits, I don't mind sharing. BTW, great reply to Corina. It's this type of entitlement of the road that can lead to accidents. The DMV should incorporate more training & testing around cyclists and rules of the road. Just my two cents.
Brian October 08, 2012 at 10:32 PM
PROBLEM: Too many accidents on Highway 2 / Angeles Crest Highway. SOLUTION: SLOW DOWN and drive DEFENSIVELY. SHARE the road - and this includes bicycles who ride out into the roadway on this narrow highway causing faster-moving traffic to have to react / swerve. If you ride a bicycle on the ACH, I suggest you get mental counciling and find another highway. (I used to ride down the crest on bicycles with friends in the 80's, and it's not a smart idea.) Try Cheney trail if you like hills - there is not much traffic up there.
M.C. October 09, 2012 at 02:12 AM
So you want me to take my road bike "off-roading" on Chaney Trail? You realize there is a difference between road biking and mountain biking, right? I will agree with you though on slowing down and driving defensively.
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