Bicyclist Fatally Struck by Vehicle in North Orange County Incident [Orange County, CA]

Orange County, CA (APR. 25, 2024)- On Thursday, April 25, 2024, a tragic incident involving a vehicle and a bicyclist occurred at W. Orangethorpe Ave. and Campus Dr., as reported by the Fullerton Police Department.

Police officers were dispatched to the scene at around 9:05 PM and arrived to find an adult male bicyclist in the roadway with severe injuries and a nearby black Dodge Journey. The driver of the Dodge, a 19-year-old resident of Buena Park, remained at the scene of the collision.

Upon arrival, Fullerton Fire responders pronounced the adult male bicyclist deceased. Preliminary investigations suggest that the Dodge Journey was traveling eastbound on Orangethorpe Ave. in the number one lane from Auto Center Dr. at an unknown speed when it collided with the bicyclist.

The bicyclist was traveling in an unknown direction on Orangethorpe Ave. in the eastbound number one lane west of Campus Dr. Neither drugs nor alcohol appear to have played a role in the collision, and there are currently no indications that any other vehicles were involved.

Bicyclist fatally struck by vehicle in North Orange County
The eastbound on Orangethorpe Ave. in the number one lane from Auto Center Dr where a tragic incident involving a vehicle and a bicyclist occurred


The Orange County Coroner will release the identity of the deceased bicyclist after notifying the next of kin.

Accident investigators are actively seeking additional information from any witnesses to the collision and encourage anyone with relevant knowledge to contact Fullerton Police Traffic Accident Investigator Manes at (714) 738-6815 or via email at

Those wishing to provide information anonymously can call the Orange County Crime Stoppers at 1(855) TIP-OCCS or visit their website at

In the wake of such a tragic accident, it’s important to consider the legal implications and potential compensations available to the victims or their families.

In cases like this, the surviving family members of the deceased may be entitled to wrongful death compensation. This can include damages for medical expenses, funeral and burial costs, lost wages, and the loss of companionship, guidance, and support the deceased would have provided.

Additionally, survivors may be able to seek punitive damages if the driver’s conduct was particularly reckless or negligent.

Punitive damages serve as both a punishment to the responsible party and a deterrent to others who might engage in similar conduct. The injured party’s legal rights should be thoroughly assessed with the help of an experienced attorney.

Our law firm extends our deepest sympathies to the friends and family of the victim who are mourning the loss of their loved one.

It’s important to have experienced wrongful death lawyers on your side when losing a loved one in a bicycle accident. Call us at 1-888-965-3827 for a free and confidential case evaluation. You can reach us 24 hours a day and 7 days a week by phone, text, and online chat.

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Disclaimer: The content of this post is intended for informational purposes only and does not constitute a solicitation for business. The information contained herein is not intended to offer legal or medical advice. If you or someone you care about has been injured in an accident, it is recommended to seek immediate medical assistance. The photo featured in this post was not taken at the actual scene of the accident.

Source: New Santa Ana

A Map showing W. Orangethorpe Ave. and Campus Dr., where the tragic incident involving a vehicle and a bicyclist occurred

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Kevin Crockett is an award-winning personal injury lawyer who understands the impact an accident can have on someone’s life. That’s why he aggressively fights for each of his clients.

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