Bicyclist critically injured in Kalihi tour bus accident

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A bicyclist is in critical condition Monday after he was hit by a tour bus in Kalihi.

It happened at about 9:15 a.m. on Nimitz Hwy. near Puuhale Rd. fronting Puuhale Elementary School and involved a Travel Plaza Transportation bus.

Honolulu police say witnesses reported seeing the bicyclist in a marked crosswalk waiting to cross Nimitz Hwy. in the makai direction.

“The light had changed yellow and he started to go when a tour bus went through the intersection, striking him,” said Lt. Bobby Towne of the Honolulu Police Dept.

Authorities say the man, who is in his 50s or 60s, was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition.

Two lanes of Nimitz Hwy. were shut down while police investigated the scene.

Police say, at this point, speed is not believed to be a factor in the accident.

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