Almost like a scene from a dark comedy where every time you think "Well, it can't get any worse than this," one cyclist in Hawaii found out that it does.

“Thankfully, this is not something that we hear about very often,” The Hawaii Bicycling League Executive Director Travis Counsell said.

Just after 5am on Monday morning near the intersection of South King and Isenburg streets, a bicyclist was riding through the intersection when he was hit by a car.


According to HPD, the victim was riding his bike when he was hit by a car, and then after the cyclist was on the ground, police say the driver of the car got out, pulled the victim's backpack off of him, got back in the car, and left the scene.

Riders in the area are grateful the hit-and-run wasn't worse than it was, and some have said they've almost been hit more than once.

“Honestly, it doesn’t surprise me, I ride my bike a lot,” Guillermo Ahumada said. It’s always a risk, kind of scary."

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The Hawaii Bicycling League Executive Director Travis Counsell, said he believes that the two crimes back-to-back weren't planned, but a crime of opportunity.

“It does sound like it may have been an unfortunate situation that somebody then took advantage of,” Counsell.

According to Counsell, it’s been a while since he’s heard about cyclists targeted by criminals.

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