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Another traffic injury left a bicycle rider in critical condition on Sunday near the place where a motorcyclist died earlier in the day. The bicyclist was injured on Kamehameha highway near a 7-11 Store. Details are sparse and all that was initially reported was that the bicyclist was critically injured when a passing car hit him as he was crossing the road. The crash happened near the Hauula 7-Eleven in the southbound direction. According to KITV News:

"For whatever reason the bicyclist apparently tried to cut across the road and he was struck and taken to the Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition," Honolulu Police Department Lt. Darren Izumo said.

Any details on this incident that readers may have are appreciated. Was this a case of the motorist not stopping for a crossing bicycle or was the bicyclist trying to beat the traffic?

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  1. Gravatar for Opus the Poet

    Well, from looking at the crime scene photos that have been published, this is a classic SWSS wreck.

    Notice that there is almost no damage to the bike, had the cyclist been in the lane the bike would have been struck as well as the cyclist. Also notice that the damage to the car that is show in the pictures is confined to the windshield. There may have been more damage to the car but it wasn't shown in the pictures. But what is totally damning in the photos is the pristine condition of the bicycle. The bicycle was never touched by the car, proving the bike and car were almost to completely parallel at the time of impact.

    BTW the acronym SWSS (pronounced Swiss) stands for Single Witness Suicidal Swerve. One of the people tha read my blog came up with that.

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