Bicyclist critically injured in crash with tour bus

(Via Hawaii News Now)

A bicyclist was taken to the hospital Monday morning in critical condition following an accident involving a tour bus.

It happened 9:45 a.m. on Nimitz highway in front of Puuhale Elementary School.

Police say a man was at the intersection with his bike getting ready to cross the road when the TP Transportation bus that was heading to the airport slammed into him. “When we got here witnesses told us the bicyclist was in a marked crosswalk, waiting to cross in the makai direction. The light had turned yellow and he was starting to go when a tour bus went thru the intersection, striking him,” said Honolulu Police Lt. Robert Towne.

Two westbound lanes of Nimitz were closed for a short while following the accident. Police tell us they do not believe speed was a factor.

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