Bicycle Accidents: Bicyclist Struck and Killed on the Big Island
The remarkable beauty and wonderful year-round climate make Hawaii a great place for cyclists. Hawaii is one of the most beautiful places on the planet, and what better way to enjoy this natural beauty than taking a relaxing bicycle ride. However, roadways across the state are becoming crowded, so cycling along these crowded roads can be very dangerous. Tragically, bicycle accidents often result in serious injury or death.
A bicyclist was killed recently in an accident on the Big Island. According to reports, the cyclist was riding along the north shoulder of Queen Kaahumanu Highway during the morning hours. Reports say the cyclist attempted to make a U-turn and was struck by a Nissan Versa.
Authorities say the cyclist was pronounced dead on the scene. Reportedly, the cyclist was riding with a group and was the last rider to make the turn. The highway remained closed for several hours while police conducted an investigation following the crash.
Cycling has become a very popular form of recreation and transportation in Hawaii. Not only is cycling a practical and economical form of transportation, it is a very healthy and inexpensive way to enjoy the outdoors. However, cyclists should always exercise caution and remain focused when sharing roadways with other vehicles. As bicycle accidents continue to increase across Hawaii, families who have suffered the loss of a loved one due to negligence in this type of accident may want to consult an experienced bicycle accident attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in vital compensation to aid families struggling to pay medical and end-of-life expenses.