Elderly cyclist dies in accident in North Kona
An elderly man from Kailua-Kona died when he crashed his bike on Sunday on Hinalani Street in North Kona. The man has not been positively identified.
Hawaiʻi Island police responded at 5:18 p.m. and determined that a silver Dean Titanium Road bicycle was heading west (makai) on the right shoulder of Hinalani Street when it crashed. The elderly cyclist was transported to the Kona Community Hospital where he was later pronounced dead at 6:42 p.m.
Police do not believe impairment was a factor in the crash. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Dayson Taniguchi at 808-326-4646, ext. 229, or email at [email protected]. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300.