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Bicycle accident 07-20-11

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Kona District
Captain Samuel Kawamoto
Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 299
July 20, 2011
Report No. C11018102

Media Release

A California man has died from injuries sustained when he fell off his bicycle.
On July 14, Kona patrol officers responded to a 1:18 a.m. report of a crashing sound on the 75-6100 block of Aliʻi Drive and found a man lying next to a bicycle.

The victim, identified as 24-year-old Anthony Hernandez of Simi Valley, California, had been riding the bike when he lost control, fell and struck his head on the pavement. He was not wearing a helmet.

Fire-rescue personnel took him to Kona Community Hospital in critical condition with head and face injuries. He was then transferred to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu.

Police initiated a public accident case and a driving under the influence of intoxicants case.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at Queen’s at 9:07 a.m. Sunday (July 17).