Driver arrested following death of bicyclist in Maui collision

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MAUI, HI – A man was arrested in connection with a collision in Kahului that killed a bicyclist, reports Hawaii News Now.

Maui police said the victim was riding a bicycle in the westbound lane on Pulehu Road Thursday morning at about 11:25 a.m.  An investigation indicated that the driver of an eastbound Jeep Gladiator pickup truck was passing and overtaking other vehicles when he hit the bicycle rider.

The victim, identified as 59-year-old Volker Weiss of Kihei, was pronounced dead at the scene.

The driver of the pickup, a 61-year-old Kula man, stayed at the scene.  He was later arrested for first-degree negligent homicide.

Police suspect that speed was a contributing factor in the incident, and were still awaiting the result of drug and alcohol toxicology tests.  Weiss was reported to have been wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

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Glenn T. Honda

For over 29 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawaii get the best outcome for their case, whether it’s maximizing their settlement, or balancing costs and risks vs. putting the whole experience behind them. As the founding attorney of the Recovery Law Center, he is passionate about helping his clients with their physical, emotional and financial recovery. Mr. Honda will fight to get you coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property and other costs related to your accident.


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