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Three pedestrian and one bicyclist killed in unrelated OC accidents

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

January 28th and 29th were deadly days for Orange County pedestrians. Within 24 hours, three pedestrians were killed and one bicyclist was injured on Orange County roads. The incidents are unrelated.
The first incident occurred around 8pm on January 28th near the 2600 block of Orangethorpe Avenue in Fullerton. Forty-nine-year-old Beverly Frantz died after being hit by two cars while she was crossing the street.  
Around 9 pm, paramedics responded to a second accident in Huntington Beach. An unidentified woman was crossing Pacific Coast Highway near 9th Street when she was struck by a vehicle going south at about 45 mph.  
Another incident occurred on Pacific Coast Highway at Seal Beach early in the morning on the 29th. An 80-year-old man believed to be a transient was crossing the street on a red light when he was hit by a car near Bolsa Avenue. The man was killed and the driver was questioned and released.
Finally, an 11-year-old bicyclist was hit just after 5 pm. The boy was struck on Cypress Street near Old Towne in Orange.  He was seriously injured and is in critical condition at a local hospital. The accident is under investigation.
The California Highway Patrol says that pedestrian accidents make up almost one-fifth of traffic –related deaths. In 2008, there were 642 pedestrians killed in California.

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