Pray for my friend. Angeles Crest HWY accident
Fellow RC51 members,
I went out riding yesterday Sunday May 6 with a couple of buddies to Angeles Crest Highway (Newcombs Ranch). It is a 60 mile round trip of pure twisties. This place has seen many accidents and deaths throught the years.
I am 32 years old and have been riding for about 8years. My old high school buddy who has been riding since high school was involved in a major accident on our way back. I was behind him when he attempted to take a turn with his 2011 ducati 1198 SP at approximately 70-80mph. Unfortunately he had major target fixation along with just going to fast.
He ended up going off the cliff and flying about 20-30ft in the air until he fell an additional 40-50ft down the cliff where he landed between a couple of trees. I parked my bike along with several other riders and slid down to where he was. He had a dislocated left leg and fractured pelvis / hip along with other injuries. I He was airlifted by the L.A. county sheriffs Dept and unfortunately the doctors couldnt save his left leg.
This was the most trajic motorcycle accident I have ever seen. Seeing a close friend nearly kill himself was really hard for me to see. I think i'm going to stay away from canyons for awhile. Please have him in your prayers for a speedy recovery. His riding days are over! Thanks