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Jacques Jean Pierre Troncin

Jacques Jean Pierre Troncin

Home city: Besancon, France
Age: 57
Date of crash: March 5, 2000

On March the 5th, 2000 at about 5:00pm, my uncle Jacques Troncin (Jacky), an amateur cyclist, was riding his bike in a peaceful French village. A very drunk driver (.250 alcohol in blood) hit Jacky; he was thrown off the road and died on the spot. They knew each other. He was only 57, leaving his mother and two sisters in deep sorrow.

Le 5 mars 2000, a environ 17.00h, mon oncle, un cycliste amateur, Jacques Troncin (Jacky), etait sur son velo de course dans un paisible village francais quand un conducteur ivre mort (2.5 gr. d’alcool dans le sang)frappa Jacky de plein fouet; il fut ejecte hors de la route et est mort sur le coup. Tous deux se connaissaient. Il avait 57 ans, laissant sa mere et ses 2 soeurs dans un profond chagrin.

Memorial Message

Jacky laissera le souvenir d’un amoureux de la bicyclette; il a gagne des prix a de nombreux concours cyclistes, le derniers en 1996 en tant que veteran.

Il devait encore concourir cette annee. il adorait aussi les voitures de course; il en possedait deux.

Ironie du sort, il etait tres strict sur l’alcool. Il ne buvait pas. Il insistait qu’un conducteur ne devait pas boire plus d’un verre. Il aimait preserver la tranquilite des autres, ses voisins l’apprecaient pour cela.

Puisse son respect pour les autres eveiller la dignite chez les conducteurs ivres et changer leur attitude.

Jacky will be remembered for his love of cycling; he won prizes at several cycling contests, the last one in 1996 as a veteran. He was about to compete once again this year. He loved sports cars; he had two of them.

Twist of fate – he was very strict on alcohol: He never drank. He insisted that drivers take no more than one drink. He was very respectful towards other people’s tranquility. He was appreciated for this by his neighbours.

Let’s hope his respect for others will arouse dignity by drunk drivers and change their attitudes.


The 21.01.2001, in Besancon, east of France, after 3 months of hospitalization, Jacky’s mother, Marie Troncin, passed away. She died partly of uterus cancer and partly because she suffered very much after her son’s death. So indirectly, she became a drunk driver’s victim. Therefore, the consequences are incalculable in terms of grief and further human losses.

Le 21.01.2001, a Besancon, dans l’est de la France, apres plus de 3 mois d’hospitalisation, la mere de Jacky, est decedee. Elle est morte en partie a cause d’un cancer de l’uterus et en partie a cause de sa grande souffrance morale apres la mort de son fils. Ainsi elle est devenue une victime indirecte d’un conducteur ivre. De ce fait, les consequences sont incalculables en termes de peine et pertes humaines supplementaires.

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Jacques Jean Pierre Troncin
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