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UPDATE: Motorcyclist transported to hospital following crash in Canyon Country

Posted: January 8, 2014 11:29 a.m.
Updated: January 8, 2014 3:26 p.m.

SANTA CLARITA - A motorcyclist who reportedly fled an attempted traffic stop on Soledad Canyon Road crashed his bike Wednesday near the intersection of Camp Plenty Road and was transported to the hospital, according to officials.

Lt. Mark Hershey with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station said the motorcyclist went down shortly before 11 a.m.

“He was going too fast and I guess he hit something like a curb and crashed,” Hershey said around 11 a.m.

The lieutenant said deputies attempted to pull the motorcycle over near the intersection of Soledad Canyon Road and Sierra Highway, at which point the motorcyclist fled at a speed that reportedly exceeded 100 mph, according to Deputy Josh Dubin with the Santa Clarita Valley Sheriff’s Station.

Due to the high speed of the motorcyclist, Hershey said, deputies did not pursue it.

Shortly after fleeing the traffic stop, a deputy reported that the motorcyclist had crashed near Camp Plenty Road, according to Dubin.

The driver of the motorcycle was described as a 33-year-old man, but his name was not released.

Los Angeles County Fire Department Inspector Scott Miller said one patient was transported to a local hospital as a result of the crash.  

Dubin said preliminary reports indicate the motorcycle was stolen and the driver was in possession of methamphetamine when the crash occurred.

The investigation was ongoing.
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