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Bicyclist killed on Waikoloa Road, possible hit-and-run

By Hawaii 24/7 Staff

Fire/rescue crews responded to a 6:30 a.m. alarm Sunday (March 1) to Waikoloa Road near the 11 mile marker for a bicyclist who was hit and killed by a vehicle.

Firefighters arrived to find the bicyclist on the ground with a severely damaged bicycle next to him on the mauka bound shoulder of the road. The man appeared to be a victim of a hit-and-run crash with a vehicle according to the fire dispatch report.

Police closed a lane of Waikoloa Road so they could conduct an investigation at the scene.

UPDATE: Bike rider was fatally struck by police officer’s vehicle Sunday (March 1) www.hawaii247.com/?p=104286

3 Responses to “Bicyclist killed on Waikoloa Road, possible hit-and-run”

  1. Mahi says:

    So DANGEROUS to ride a bike on the open highway tho’ Kona is the home of the Ironman in fact the house I own today “in town” in Kona the bicyclist was killed riding to Kohala Coast a long journey. TRAGIC Too bad there aren’t any riding trails without cars as I tried to ride my bike on the upper mauka Palani Road a few times then big construction trucks flew by me so I stopped riding my bike out of fear. RIP bike rider Turn yourself in! You know you hit & run just do it! It isn’t a crime if you didn’t see the bike rider so it’s the right thing to do or else face JUSTICE when you meet your maker then are sent downstairs v v to hell repent sinner! If you hit a bike rider or walker even jogger then don’t pull over you must be bot born without a HEART.

  2. JMA says:

    It will be interesting to see what truth comes out from this. First responders (fire rescue) report it as a hit-and-run and then sometime later news reports are updated with news that the officer reported the incident. Such a tragedy for our cycling community here in Michigan to lose someone so integral to our riding and racing culture.

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