Random attack in Waialua leaves bicyclist seriously injured

Random attack in Waialua leaves bicyclist seriously injured
(Image: Courtesy)
(Image: Courtesy)

NORTH SHORE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A North Shore woman is recovering after being randomly attacked Monday while riding her bike near Camp Erdman.

Jeanne Eriksson says she was riding her bike in Waialua about 5:30 p.m. when a car pulled up behind her and three men got out and pulled her from her bike.

"My bike goes out from under me, I fall to my left side and smashed my head really hard onto the pavement and they kept driving and laughing," she said.

"I hit my head really hard, so I was pretty out of it. I was confused. There was just blood everywhere."

Eriksson says she needed staples in her head to close a gash, and also suffered cuts and bruises.

She says she rides her bike in that same area at least five times a week, but nothing has happened before.

After the incident, good Samaritans driving by pulled over to help her.

Eriksson says she's still trying to process what happened.

"I just think it's crazy," she said. "I could have brain damage. They could have killed me. For absolutely nothing."

Police are now looking for the men, and have opened a third-degree assault case. Call police if you can help.

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