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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
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Sorry to hear this. We've all lost friends through our love of bikes but I'm glad he made it out alive.

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It's horrible to go through a wreck like that, but to see it can be pretty devastating. Best to both of you.....
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That's a tragic shame. I'm really sorry to hear about your friend losing his leg. What a terrible consequence to have to pay for an error of judgement. Yes, of course, a prayer for him and his family...

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prayers are with him and his family and friends. Sorry to hear this, it is unfortunate to hear. Wish all of you the best.

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Unfortunately this is a risk of riding on two wheels...especially when you are an adrenaline junkie. I know the illness well.

My prayers are with him and his family. Sorry you had to experience this too.

Take care.



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Fellow RC51 members,

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
Thoughts and prayers go out to your friend

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This is crazy coz last night I had a dream of almost falling off a cliff from a sharp right turn. Very unfortunate, but he is still alive for a reason. What was your friend's name (if you don't mind me asking) so I know who I'm praying for.
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Prays en route........................

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My friends name is Daniel. I was able to see him in the ICU yesterday. He understood what family and friends were saying. He was pretty drugged up.He had his left leg amputated just above the knee but the doctors will be going a few more inches up. Dr said he will be a great candidate for a prosthetic leg. He has a few more surgeries to his hip/pelvis. He will be getting a couple of screws put in. He has a long road to recovery. This will be a major challenge to him mentally and physically. It's a miracle he is untouched above his waist other than a few minor bruises. According to the Caliifornia Highway patrol the point of impact to where he fell was about 200ft. That is a complete miracle.Thanks again for all the prayers!

Guys always protect yourself with proper gear specially for the canyons.I was wearing full leathers the whole nine. My buddy was wearing a leather jacket, gauntlet gloves , jeans and vans sneakers. It's a real miracle he is alive. Thanks again!
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