Bicyclist killed in crash in Kula

Andrew Janssen, 64, of Kula was a chiropractor

Police traffic commander Lt. William Hankins (left) and traffic investigator Ryan Ehlers examine the bicycle of a man who was killed in a collision with a pickup truck Tuesday on Kekaulike Avenue. The Maui News / LILA FUJIMOTO photos

The Maui News

KULA — A bicyclist was killed in a collision with a pickup truck Tuesday on Kekaulike Avenue in Kula, police said.

The bicyclist was identified as Andrew Janssen, 64, of Kula, a well-known chiropractor.

Police said the crash occurred at 11:16 a.m. Christmas Eve as the 2016 Ram 2500 pickup truck was traveling south on the highway and attempting to turn left onto Hapapa Road. A 56-year-old Kula man driving the truck failed to observe the bicyclist, who was heading downhill in the opposite direction in a bicycle lane, police said.

While turning left onto Hapapa Road, the truck driver collided into the bicyclist, who was ejected from his bicycle onto the roadway, police said.

Police traffic investigator David Potter (left) and patrol officer Thomas Simmonds survey the scene of a fatal collision Tuesday at Kekaulike Avenue and Hapapa Road in Kula.

Janssen, who was wearing a helmet, died at the scene, police said.

The man driving the truck wasn’t injured, police said.

Janssen ran Pukalani Chiropractic. He and his wife, Nikki, are parents of triplets who graduated from college this year.

Police closed the highway between Pulehuiki and Kamehamehaiki roads while investigating the crash.

The traffic death is the 23rd this year on Maui County roads, compared with 17 at the same time last year.

* This story includes a correction from the original posted on Dec. 25, 2019.


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