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FOCUS: ORANGE COUNTY COMMUNITY NEWS | CENTRAL: SANTA
ANA

14-Year-Old Bicyclist Struck by Car, Killed

July 14, 1998|STEVE CARNEY

A 14-year-old boy on his way to school died Monday after he turned his bicycle in front of a car and was struck, police said.

The youth, Charles Turk of Santa Ana, was headed north in the 2300 block of Fairview Street about 10:40 a.m. when he changed from the far right lane to the center of the street, police said. But in doing so he pulled in front of a northbound car driven by a 79-year-old woman, police said.

Charles, who was not wearing a helmet, sustained severe injuries and died at the scene, police said. The woman was not charged.

Investigators said the boy was headed for the Warner Education Center.

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