HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 38-year-old man was taken to hospital in critical condition following a collision with a pickup truck in the Ewa Beach area.
Police said the incident happened on Sunday, April 25, at around 7 a.m.
According to police, a pickup truck was traveling east on Hanakahi Street and overtaking another vehicle when it collided with a bicyclist who was traveling west on Hanakahi Street at the time.
The pickup truck immediately fled the scene without rendering aid.
The bicyclist, a 38-year-old man, was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition.
KHON2 spoke to his wife, who is by his bedside at the hospital. Jennifer says 38-year-old Bernard Doria loves cycling. He goes for a bike ride with friends almost every Sunday.
“It’s called a Sunday Morning Coffee Jam. They go for a bike ride and they have a specific route they go on, but he was maybe an hour late because he was super tired from his work,” said Doria.
Doria asked her husband to be home by 10 a.m. that day. She was met with news that shook her to her core instead.
“The police officer had told me that Bernard was involved in an accident, that it was really bad, and that he had broken bones in his right leg and his left arm, that it protruded, and they had to render CPR. This happened, like, five minutes after he had left home,” she said. “We’re a God-fearing family. And so we forgive. If you could just come forward…it’s so cowardly to not stop.”
Doria tells KHON2 her husband is the healthiest person she knows. He is an avid cyclist and has participated in triathlons, earning the nickname “Cyborg.” Bernard is also a father with a son who looks up to him.
“Our son is graduating preschool in a month, and we hope that he — I’m not going to push it — but it would be nice for him to see our son wear his cap and gown,” said Doria.
Speed appears to be a contributing factor in the collision. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs played a role.
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