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Motocyclist Killed in Trabuco Canyon Crash

A Silverado man died after he hit a tree on Santiago Canyon Road early Saturday morning.

A 44-year-old man riding a motorcycle was killed when he struck a tree in Trabuco Canyon, the Coroner’s Office said Sunday.

The man was later identified as John Minor, a resident of Silverado, according to a department statement.

The crash on Santiago Canyon Road, south of Silverado Canyon Road, was reported to the CHP at 1:29 a.m. Saturday, according to the statement.

Minor died at the scene.

-City News Service

JustUs February 19, 2013 at 03:04 AM
Thank you for explaining your comment, Martin. I suppose you could understand how I felt your comment was directed at me since it was a reply to my comment. As you noted, I prefaced my comment by stating how sad it was for this person to lose his life. My comment merely saluted this great nation of ours for allowing us to take risks that might place us in harm's way. Statistically, motorcycles place it's operators at a significantly higher risk on the road since if they are involved in an accident there is no container around them that protects them bodily injury. So those who ride motorcycles are higher risk for severe injury when involved in an accident. This is common knowledge. But I, for one, applaud our nation for allowing most anyone to purchase a motorcycle and operate it, provided that they are of legal age and pass all the required testing. So when I said "Let Freedom Ring" I meant that despite these tragedies we should be thankful that the government has not indicated that they will ban certains kinds of motorcycles like they have indicated an interest in, let's say, banning certain forms of guns after a tragedy. Not saying this one was, but many motorcycle accidents result from operator error. There was nothing reported about the operator avoiding a collision with an animal in the article. So my comment was not meant to be incompassionate in any way. Trust me. That was your perceptio, Sorry for any offense taken. Do you understand my
JustUs February 19, 2013 at 04:11 AM
Btw, Martin, thanks again as a reporter for offering an opinion on a topic. It adds flavor to the articles when the reporters chime in - even if the comment is of a scolding nature....something is better than nothing. Most reporters are scared of their own shadows when it comes to offering an opinion on something, as if they must stick to the facts. And the funniest thing about it is that some reporters don't even provide the facts to start with! hah! Keep up the fine work!
JTTPW February 19, 2013 at 05:19 AM
"Empty Barrels make the most noise". For some reason, I am reminded of this saying.
Organic Mary February 19, 2013 at 04:49 PM
Whoa..reading the comments..Did he love what he did??? If we are afraid of what we do we are a prisoner in this life. I have experienced so much sadness losing ones I love.. We must grieve and I always read the words to Turn, Turn, Turn from the Byrds. I love God and the words are comforting.. I am so sorry for your loss..My husband is building an Harley...because that's what he loves..
Johnny Utah February 20, 2013 at 04:21 AM
good job, Just Us. Way to let them know and I agree with you 110% Everyone should be able to do what they want even if they die. Sorry this guy died doing what he liked.

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