The motorcyclist killed in a solo-vehicle crash Wednesday has been identified as an 18-year-old Stevenson Ranch resident, a California Highway Patrol officer said Thursday.
Around 10:48 a.m. Wednesday, CHP officers were en route to a traffic collision on Sierra Highway, north of Sand Canyon Road.
As they were driving westbound on Sand Canyon Road, toward Sierra Highway, they found motorcyclist Ethan Robert Goad lying against the guardrail on the north side of the road, west of Thompson Ranch Road, according to a report by CHP Officer Richard Byrod.
Goad had been traveling eastbound on Sand Canyon when he lost control of his 1997 Buell motorcycle, Byrod said. Goad was ejected from the motorcycle and both him and motorcycle slid northbound across the road.
The motorcycle hit the guardrail and slid onto the westbound side of the road, Byrod said. Goad slid into the guardrail and came to a stop.
When CHP officers found Goad, they immediately began rendering aid and called the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Byrod said. The officers were able to “establish a faint pulse and assist the ride in respirations.”
Goad was transported to Henry Mayo Newhall Hospital where doctors worked for 33 minutes to save his life, Byrod said. Goad was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Neither drugs or alcohol appear to be a factor in this crash.