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Bicyclist dies after being rear-ended in bike lane in Kihei, Maui

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 07:44 p.m. HST, Apr 12, 2014



A bicyclist died after being hit by a pickup truck in Kihei Saturday, Maui police said.

The victim was identified as Karl Hagen, 61, of Kihei.

Maui police said Hagen was on a bicycle heading north on Piilani Highway when a pickup driven by a 28-year-old Kula man drifted in the bike lane and hit him.

Hagen was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he died.

The collision occurred at 1:12 p.m. just north of Kanani Road.

Traffic along Piilani Highway was stalled for about two hours as police conducted an investigation. 







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Skyler wrote:
Bet you a malasada he was texting. People who do this deserve the same fate as their victims.
on April 12,2014 | 11:03PM
HanabataDays wrote:
Truck wen' drift, huh? Current musta been strong that day.
on April 13,2014 | 01:14AM
eoe wrote:
As a cyclist who is on this road all the time this is outrageous. Society likes to call these "accidents" but lets call them what they are - murder. Murder of a living, breathing human being because some jackhat couldn't be bothered to put down a cell phone for a few minutes and drive from point a to point b safely. But of course MPD will not investigate whether he was texting or on the phone, and the prosecutor will not bring appropriate charges. And some family will put their loved one in the ground and then this will happen again in a few months.
on April 13,2014 | 07:33AM
kiragirl wrote:
You made assumptions! Just maybe if bikelanes were non-existent, this "accident" would not have happened. After all, the bicyclist is only few feet away from a "killing" machine.
on April 13,2014 | 08:05AM
eoe wrote:
Yes its so hard to drive between the painted lines on the ground.
on April 13,2014 | 09:40AM
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