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The operator of a three-wheeled motorcycle who was airlifted with serious injuries to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital Tuesday after the vehicle hit a road sign, sending rider and bike into a rock, has died.

Henry Miller, of Canyon Country, died apparently as a result of his injuries late Tuesday, California Highway Patrol Officer Josh Greengard said.

“It looks like the rider succumbed to his injuries,” Greengard told The Signal Wednesday morning.

An official, spokesman Ed Winter, with the Los Angeles County Coroner’s Department also confirmed that the man involved in Tuesday’s crash had died.

An autopsy is now pending.

The solo vehicle crash happened about 1 p.m. Tuesday as Miller was driving westbound on Lake Hughes Road, at mile Marker 12.04, Greengard said.

“Due to Miller driving the 2010 Bomba Spyder at an unsafe speed, the motorcyclist lost control of the three-wheeled motorcycle as he exited a left hand turn,” Greengard wrote in a news release issued Tuesday afternoon.

He describe vehicle as having two front wheels and one rear wheel.

“Subsequently the motorcycle’s right front wheel collided into a roadway sign.

“The impact deflected the rider and his motorcycle into the rock embankment, where they both came to rest within the westbound roadway of Lake Hughes Road,” Greengard wrote.

Los Angeles County Fire and AMR responded to the scene and both administering emergency medical services to Miller.

Miller was transported a couple miles down Lake Hughes Road by AMR to an open dirt area where the Los Angeles County Fire Helicopter landed and was able to picked up Miller and transported him to Henry-Mayo Hospital.


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  • Stuart Simons

    With all due respect to Highway Patrol Officer Josh Greengard, I have it on good authority that Henry crashed due to a medical event that incapacitated him. I can tell you from numerous rides with Henry, He was a conservative rider and always road at the back of the pack so that he could maintain a comfortable, safe speed. Officer Greengard I urge you to look further into this matter. Please view the crash seen photos again and ask yourself, if someone riding at the speed limit or below lost consciousness in a turn, causing a 3 wheeled motorcycle to veer off the road, hitting a sign with one of the steered wheels (this motorcycle has two front wheels and one in the back), causing it to flip over and hit a rock, could this falsely appear to be due to excess speed?
    Henry was a great person and nothing changes, he has passed away, other than its not fare to have the record show that died recklessly if he was not reckless.