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Bicyclist, 66, dies following collision on Nimitz Highway

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UPDATE: 10:20 p.m.

A 66-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a vehicle on Nimitz Highway late this afternoon has died, Honolulu police said.

HPD’s Traffic Division said the man was traveling west in the eastbound bicycle lane. He was struck near Nimitz Highway and Sumner Street.

Police said the victim tried to cross a private driveway of Pier 19 and was struck by a vehicle that was turning right onto Nimitz Highway.

A 39-year-old man was driving the vehicle was not injured. He stayed at the scene after the collision, police said.

Police said speed, drugs or alcohol were not factors in the collision. The man was not wearing a helmet, police said.

This was Oahu’s 26th fatal traffic accident this year, compared with 28 at the same time in 2021, HPD said.

Previous coverage

A 66-year-old man is in critical condition after he was apparently hit by a vehicle while riding a bicycle on North Nimitz Highway fronting the West Marine fishing supply store this afternoon.

The incident took place just before 4 p.m., the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services reported. Medics administered critical life-saving treatment to the patient, who sustained multiple injuries to his head and body.

The Honolulu Police Department has closed the three left lanes of Nimitz Highway eastbound near West Marine to investigate the crash.

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