GARDEN GROVE (CBS) —  Authorities report that an 80-year-old bicyclist in Garden Grove was struck and killed Tuesday after being hit by a pickup truck.

The man, whose name was withheld pending notification of his next of kin, was riding his bike on the sidewalk on the west side of Brookhurst Street near Jennrich Avenue just before noon today, Garden Grove police Lt. Jeff Nightengale said.

The driver of a white, Ford F250, who lives in Huntington Beach, made a right turn to go south from a driveway of a business on the same side of Brookhurst when his truck struck the bicyclist, Nightengale said. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The cause of the accident was still being investigated, Nightengale said.

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Comments (3)
  1. Cyclist says:

    This is so sad but keeps happening. Elderly cyclist ride on the sidewalk thinking they’re safer but are really putting themselves in a blind spot for drivers.

  2. Bicyclist Bill says:

    It is SO scary riding my bike with my wife in and around Garden Grove, Westminster, Santa Ana, etc. There are bike lanes on many of the streets here, and riding on the sidewalk is NECESSARY because many of the roads leave less than 1 foot for the bicyclist, and cars CERTAINLY DON’T RESPECT BIKE LANES, unless the bike lane is physically separated from traffic, like the Santa Ana Bike trail. The man in the above was on the sidewalk. When we ride our bikes, we are cut off at least a couple times for any 1/2 hour bike ride. Psychotic people in metal tanks paying more attention to cutting thru gas stations at corners to get to their who knows what?!?! RIP bicyclist!

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