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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