Bicyclist Killed in Hilo Traffic Collision
Big Island police are investigating following a fatal traffic collision involving a bicyclist.
According to a media release from the Hawai‘i Police Department, police are investigating a bicycle and vehicle collision that left one woman dead. The collision occurred at about 2:50 a.m. Thursday, March 17, on Bayfront Highway, just south of Waiānuenue Avenue in Hilo.
The female bicyclist, identified as 61-year-old Danielle Sinor, was transported to Hilo Medical Center with traumatic injuries where she was later pronounced dead at 12:57 p.m. An autopsy was ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The 65-year-old female driver of the SUV involved in the collision was not injured.
According to the media release, police investigating the collision determined that a Toyota SUV traveling east on Bayfront Highway struck Sinor, who was traveling westward in the eastbound lane. At the time of the collision, the roadway was dark and the area was dry.
Further investigation will be conducted relative to any contributing factors. The East Hawai‘i Traffic Enforcement Unit initiated a negligent homicide investigation, which is pending.
This is the 10th fatal traffic collision of the year compared to five fatal traffic collisions during this same time period last year.
Police ask anyone who might have witnessed the collision or who has information to contact Officer Jared Cabatu at 808-961-2339 or via email [email protected]. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.