Bi­cy­clist hit by van near Maili Point dies

Honolulu Star-Advertiser - - LOCAL -

A bi­cy­clist has died after he was struck by a van trav­el­ing near Maili Point in Lee­ward Oahu early Thurs­day.

His name has not been re­leased by the Honolulu med­i­cal ex­am­iner, pend­ing no­ti­fi­ca­tion of next of kin. Ac­cord­ing to po­lice, at ap­prox­i­mately 5:14 a.m. a 52-yearold woman from the Wa­ianae area was trav­el­ing east on Far­ring­ton High­way near Kaukama Road in a 2000 Toy­ota van when the ve­hi­cle col­lided into a 39-year-old man, also from the Wa­ianae area, on a bi­cy­cle.

The bi­cy­clist was cross­ing the high­way di­ag­o­nally at the time of the col­li­sion.

He suf­fered ex­ten­sive in­juries and was trans­ported in crit­i­cal con­di­tion to Wa­ianae Coast Com­pre­hen­sive Health Cen­ter, where he later died.

Al­though po­lice said it’s un­known at this time whether speed, al­co­hol or drugs are fac­tors, Emer­gency Med­i­cal er­vices re­ported the van was trav­el­ing at a “high rate of speed” at the time of the crash.

Of­fi­cers closed a sec­tion of the east­bound lanes of Far­ring­ton High­way to in­ves­ti­gate. Lanes were re­opened some­time be­fore 9 a.m.

This is the year’s fourth traf­fic-re­lated fa­tal­ity on Oahu com­pared with three at the same time last year.

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