Injured bicyclist seeks witnesses to traffic incident in Palolo

Marcia Campbell
Marcia Campbell
Sofia Doyle
Sofia Doyle

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

PALOLO (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police are asking for the public's help in solving a mysterious incident involving a bicyclist in Palolo. The woman suffered multiple fractures, but can't recall what happened.

With a brace supporting her fractured spine, a cast on her left arm, and injuries to her face, avid bicyclist Marcia Campbell's active life has hit a bump in the road.

"It's very difficult not to be able to have control of my life, very frustrating," she said through tears.

The 51-year-old was riding her mountain bike to a dance class just before 1:00 PM on December 9th, when something happened to her on Kalua Road near 9th Avenue.

Was she hit by a vehicle? Did she swerve to avoid one and then crash? Right now, it's a mystery.

"I was in the street and then everything went black," she said. "When I woke up, I was laying on the sidewalk."

She then called her longtime friend, Sofia Doyle, for help.

"When we got here, she was laying down in this grassy area and her bicycle was standing nicely against the wall," Doyle said.

"I just don't know how I ended up from the street to the sidewalk," Campbell said. "I don't think I could have walked myself. I think somebody put me there."

Campbell spent nine days in the hospital.

"The doctor said I was irrecognizable," she said. "My whole side of the face, because I broke my cheek bone, my joints, everything was out of place."

The professional wedding photographer was scheduled to shoot ceremonies on December 29th and January 8th, but her doctor told her she'll be in recovery for another six weeks.

"I don't want them to feel that they are abandoned and I don't care about it because I do," Campbell said through tears. "I feel sorry that I can't do it myself."

Police are urging anyone with information about this incident to call Crimestoppers at 955-8300.

"I just would like to know what happened," Campbell said.

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