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Motorcyclist Dies in Crest Crash

A Sig Alert has been called in the area of Big Tujunga Canyon Road and Angeles Crest Highway.

A motorcyclist -- possibly in his 50s -- has died in a solo crash
at Angeles Crest Highway and Upper Big Tujunga Canyon Road, according to California Highway Patrol Officer Tatiana Sauquillo.

A SigAlert was called in the area at 2:18 p.m.

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Corina Roberts November 08, 2012 at 02:05 AM
We appreciate these reports. They would be more useful if they contained any sort of details. Kind of motorcycle. Direction of travel. I realize that isn't always possible and applaud that this report did include gender and potential age.
Gregg November 08, 2012 at 02:54 AM
Forrest service/someone really need to install a sign @ the mouth of the canyon numbering the deaths so far this year. A motorcyclist seeing this just might slow down. If it saves 1 life it has done its job
Rick Marquez November 08, 2012 at 03:38 AM
There is such a sign outside of Bakersfield going up to Lake Isabela on Hwy 178. Unfortunetly it is updated often. Rick Marquez Monrovia
Miro Vogue November 08, 2012 at 04:15 AM
He was northbound on ACH. Looses control on a left turn just pass big tujunga doing 75mph. Hits the railing on the right into the turn, dies at the spot. The bike looked like a Buell.
RT November 08, 2012 at 03:42 PM
A poster campaign needs to be started at Harley-Davidson and other motorcycle retailers to bring the above-referenced idea into stores where people can talk about it face to face. There will always be speed demons you can't convince but speaking to someone directly will hopefully enhance the efficacy of a posted sign.
M Wiggins November 08, 2012 at 03:42 PM
Sounds like a great thing for you to get installed and maintain, Gregg.
LawnDart November 13, 2012 at 08:01 PM
Fortunately these accidents are usually a solo crash, Unfortunately this mans time was up in an instant as there is no cell reception up there and it was an hour before he had medical attention. He was a well known motorcycle racer in the "Flat-track" world , a professional , and a member of the off road community with a lifetime of achievements racing motorcycles. He will be missed by many...
detrich November 13, 2012 at 09:33 PM
www.cyclenews.com reported today that former AMA National racer, Terry Dorsch, 63, passed away on 11/7/2012 from a street bike crash in ACH. RIP...
ROBERT E. FISHBACK November 14, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Corina: You are cute.....are you blond? You have my curiosity up.....how would the details be more useful such as kind of MC and the direction he was heading? On the Crest, he was heading in many directions, Potential age ? You mean now? Well not much potential. This guy was an experienced MC racer who won many awards. He was going about 75 into a curve. Head protection would have done him no good, This type of Crest visitor is a menace to safe drivers. I think the C.V. Valley should sucede from L.A. county , the State of California, and the U.S. Then, it could exercise complete control and keep idiots out...period. Come to think of it, I might never get to visit my home land again.....b
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