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Fatal Bicycle Accident Claims Life of Alfonso Franco in Garden Grove

GARDEN GROVE (February 20, 2014) – Alfonso Franco was involved in a bicycle accident that took his life Thursday evening.

W. 17th Street and N. King Street intersection

W. 17th Street and N. King Street intersection

The accident happened at 10:46 p.m. on W. 17th street just west of N. King Street.   According to early reports, Franco was attempting to cross 17th Street on his bicycle when he was struck by a westbound car.  He was pronounced dead at the scene from the blunt force injury.  Alfonso Franco, a Santa Ana resident, recently celebrated his 52 year birthday on Valentine’s Day.

The driver of the vehicle which struck Franco remained at the scene to be questioned by investigators.  Drivers must watch out for lower profile objects such as other pedestrians, bicyclists and motorcyclists and give them right of way when possible.

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