Bicyclist dies after ramming into rear of flatbed truck in Kailua
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A bicyclist has died after ramming into the rear of a flatbed truck in the Kailua area Tuesday night.
The incident happened about 5:30 p.m. in the area of Mokapu Saddle Road and Kapaa Quarry Road.
Honolulu police said a Chevrolet Flatbed truck operated by a 31-year-old male driver was traveling northbound on Mokapu Saddle Road, attempting to turn right onto Kapaa Quarry Road when the rear of his vehicle was struck by the bicyclist.
Authorities said the 50-year-old male bicyclist ejected onto the roadway.
He was taken to the hospital in critical condition where he later succumbed to his injuries and died.
Kapaa Quarry Road was closed between Mokapu to Kalanianaole Highway due to the accident but it has since been reopened.
The 31-year-old driver of the flatbed truck was not injured.
Officials said neither speed, drugs, or alcohol appear to be factors of the crash.
This is the 4th traffic fatality on Oahu this year as compared to 4 at the same time last year.
The investigation is on going.
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