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Bicyclist Struck and Killed by Kalihi Tour Bus

September 9, 2010 – Kalihi, HI – The Star Advertiser reports that a tour bus was involved in a fatal bicycle accident.

A 21-year-old female bicyclist was killed when a Roberts Hawaii tour bus struck her bike at a busy intersection in Kalihi. The tour bus and bicyclist were traveling in the same direction down Dillingham Boulevard when the tour bus made a right turn onto Waiakamilo Road. The bicyclist had continued to go straight into the crosswalk and was then struck by the bus.

The female bicyclist, who remains unnamed, was in critical condition when paramedics treated her at the scene of the accident. They transferred her to a trauma center where she was later pronounced dead.

The driver, an 18-year-veteran of the tour bus company, has been taken off duty pending an investigation into the bicycle accident. This is the third fatal accident involving a Roberts Hawaii tour bus in the past 15 months.

It is also one of many traffic accidents to occur at the Dillingham-Waiakamilo intersection, which does not have left-turn signals.

If you have been injured in a bicycle accident because of someone else’s negligence, you should contact a Honolulu bicycle accident attorney to learn more about your legal options for recovering compensation.

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Crash Statistics, there were 107 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Hawaii.

As a service to the residents of the Big Island and surrounding areas, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Hawaii that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.

Common accidents include, but are not limited to:

  • single-vehicle accidents;
  • accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
  • accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers;

If you have been named in this blog or you are the victim’s family member or friend and would like the blog removed from our website, please feel free to contact us and we will promptly accommodate your request.


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