A motorcyclist who was airlifted to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital following a collision Saturday died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, according to a new release issued by the California Highway Patrol.
The Yamaha motorcycle was headed southbound on Soledad Canyon Road, just south of Agua Dulce Canyon Road, where a Chevrolet vehicle exited a private driveway into the motorcycle’s path, the release stated. The motorcycle subsequently struck the left rear of the Chevrolet, which caused the cyclist, a 51-year-old man, to be ejected and sustain major injuries, according to a CHP report.
The driver of the Chevrolet, Erik Wyler, was not injured in the crash, and no arrests were made, per the release.
The cyclist was reported to be “down in pain,” according to California Highway Patrol traffic logs. The L.A. County Coroner office has not yet identified the deceased, pending the notification to next of kin.
Los Angeles County Fire Department officials initially responded to reports of a downed motorcyclist at 11:48 a.m. and arrived by 12:02 p.m., according to fire Supervisor Melanie Flores.
The LA County Fire helicopter’s landing zone was located at Acton Conservation Camp No. 11 on Soledad Canyon Road in Acton.
Emily Alvarenga contributed to this report.