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August 25, 2014
The Associated Press

Arrest after cyclist injured in early-morning crash with sedan

HONOLULU - A 26-year-old motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a crash that left a bicyclist in critical condition.

The 62-year-old cyclist was turning left from Ward Avenue onto Lunalilo Street on Thursday in a marked crosswalk when he was hit by a sedan.

A witness told police the sedan driver on Lunalilo Street did not fully stop for a red light as he turned right onto Ward Avenue.

Police Lt. Carlene Lau says the bicyclist crossed as the "do not walk" sign was flashing.

The bicyclist was taken to a hospital.

Police closed Ward Avenue in both directions for more than two hours.


2 pedestrians die in separate crashes with motorists on Oahu

HONOLULU - Two pedestrians have been killed in separate Oahu crashes.

An 89-year-old woman was struck by a hit-and-run motorcycle driver Thursday morning in the 1600 block of South Beretania Street.

The Medical Examiner's Office says Miyako Hashimoto died later at a hospital.

The motorcyclist fell from the off-road style bike, got back on and fled. Police Lt. Carlene Lau describes him as about 5-foot-5 and 25 to 30 years old. He may have injuries to his arms from the crash.

A crash Wednesday night killed a 38-year-old pedestrian in Kalihi Valley.

Police say a sport utility vehicle struck the man crossing Kalihi Street near Manaiki Place and dragged him several blocks.

The 24-year-old SUV driver was arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide.


Companies seek extension for Big Island incinerator project

KAILUA-KONA- Three companies vying to build a Big Island waste-to-energy incinerator say better proposals will come in if an Oct. 15 deadline for bids is extended.

The three finalists at a pre-bid conference also questioned whether the Hawaii County Council will approve a 25-year incinerator contract costing $125 million or more.

Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi wants to have the incinerator built before he leaves office in late 2016 and has said three months is long enough to prepare bids.

Covanta Energy Corp., which operates Honolulu's HPower incinerator, is one of the bidders. The others are Green Conversion Systems Inc., which was picked to build a Los Angeles incinerator, and Wheelabrator Technologies Inc., which won a $125 million bid to build a Hawaii County incinerator in 2008 that the county council killed.



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