The article you’re about to read is from our reporters doing their important work — investigating, researching, and writing their stories. We want to provide informative and inspirational stories that connect you to the people, issues and opportunities within our community. Journalism requires lots of resources. Today, our business model has been interrupted by the pandemic; the vast majority of our advertisers’ businesses have been impacted. That’s why The Capistrano Dispatch is now turning to you for financial support. Learn more about our new Insider’s program here. Thank you.


A 72-year-old motorcyclist from San Clemente died Sunday morning, Dec. 12, in a solo traffic crash near Caspers Wilderness Park, the California Highway Patrol said.

The motorcyclist was identified by the Orange County Coroner’s office as Bruce Albert Fickling.

The driver was found unresponsive when paramedics attempted to provide medical assistance. The crash happened at approximately 9:55 a.m. on Dec. 12, according to CHP.

“The preliminary investigation revealed the rider of the Triumph motorcycle was traveling eastbound on SR-74 near Caspers Park at an unknown speed,” a CHP news release said. “For reasons still under investigation, the motorcyclist lost control of the Triumph, causing the motorcycle to overturn and partially eject the rider.”

Those with information regarding the incident can contact CHP at 949.487.4000.

Trustworthy, accurate and reliable local news stories are more important now than ever. Support our newsroom by making a contribution and becoming a subscribing member today.

About The Author Capo Dispatch

comments (0)

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>