Garden Grove

Speeding cyclist fatally injured

A MOTORCYCLIST is dead after a traffic collision Tuesday night in Garden Grove (Shutterstock).

Speed does indeed kill, as a motorcyclist lost control of his machine and was killed when struck by a passing car Tuesday night in Garden Grove.

According to the Master Officer Dan Mihalik of the GGPD, the incident took place around 7:20 p.m. at the intersection of Chapman Avenue and Loraleen Avenue (between Gilbert Street and Magnolia Avenue).

Arriving officers found a male motorcycle rider thrown from his vehicle in an “unresponsive” condition. Paramedics from the Orange County Fire Authority attempted life-saving measures, but the man was pronounced dead at the scene.

The investigation that followed indicated that cyclist was riding at “a speed which was unsafe for prevailing conditions” and lost control of the vehicle. It struck the roadway and the rider was thrown off into oncoming traffic where he was struck by a passing automobile.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine the cause of death. Drugs or alcohol are not believed to be a factor in the collision.

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