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Bicyclist dies after he is struck by van in Waianae

A 59-year-old man died Monday night after he was struck by a van while riding his bicycle in Waianae.

The accident occurred at the intersection of Waianae Valley Road and Niihau Street. At approximately 10:50 p.m., police said a 53-year-old Waianae man was traveling south in a 2004 Honda van on Waianae Valley Road.

The victim, also from Waianae, was riding his bicycle when he disregarded a stop sign on Niihau Street and entered Waianae Valley Road, directly into the path of the vehicle, police said.

Police said 59-year-old man was struck by the van and thrown from his bicycle.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Positive identification is pending.

Speed and alcohol were not involved.

This was the first traffic-related fatality on Oahu compared to two at the same time last year.

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  • While condolences are surely in order, it goes without saying that many, many bicyclists disregard traffic signals and stop signs, especially during off-peak hours. Unfortunately, one only has to be wrong just once to learn a hard and permanent lesson.

  • did he have a day-glow vest on? helmet? front and rear lights to ride at night? current bike registration? I wanna know, so I can tell my neighbors kids, the challenges of riding at night vs day…………or just some homeless guy cruising?

    now if he had been a couch potato, he’d still be alive…..or maybe he was trying to stay healthy and exercise during the new year? I wanna know.

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