Monday, August 24, 2009


The Flat Tire Staff

KAILUA- A cyclist was apparently involved in a one bike accident this afternoon at the corner of Mokapu Boulevard and Oneawa Street. Witnesses at the scene attributed the accident to inattention or lack of cycling skills.
"Yeah, I seen the whole thing while I was sitting in my car waiting for the light to turn," said John Smith of Aikahi Park. "The dude was coming up Mokapu in the other direction, you know, just pulling up to the curb when WHOMP! Down he went."
A large divot in the grass in the front yard of a home adjacent to the stop light marked the accident location.
"I don't know what the guy was thinking," Smith said, "he was going so slow and when he fell, he just sort of lay there, in shock like." Smith was on his way home from his work in Halawa. "I almost pulled over and called 911 cause I was laughing so hard and I couldn't catch my breath."
Traffic at the intersection resumed and no police or ambulance was called.
The description of the person matched that of another cyclist who fell in a low speed accident only two weeks ago on Diamond Head Road. The type of injuries the cyclist sustained matched also.
When Kailua Police were asked to comment on the accident they replied: "We hope this isn't the start of some kind of serial crasher. These bicyclist who ride around and crash for no apparent reason are a danger to themselves and to the community. Mostly to themselves. If anyone should see this person fall off his bike again, they should immediately call the authorities and we'll do what we can. Maybe even impound his bicycle for his own protection."
When asked if this was the same cyclist who crashed in town, the police said they had no comment.

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