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California man dies from injuries in Kona bike crash


A California man has died from injuries sustained when he fell off his bicycle.

On July 14, Kona patrol officers responded to a 1:18 a.m. report of a crashing sound on the 75-6100 block of Alii Drive and found a man lying next to a bicycle.

The victim, identified as 24-year-old Anthony Hernandez of Simi Valley, California, had been riding the bike when he lost control, fell and struck his head on the pavement. He was not wearing a helmet.

Fire-rescue personnel took him to Kona Community Hospital in critical condition with head and face injuries. He was then transferred to The Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu.

Police initiated a public accident case and a driving under the influence of intoxicants case.

Hernandez was pronounced dead at Queen’s at 9:07 a.m. Sunday (July 17).

One Response to “California man dies from injuries in Kona bike crash”

  1. Marji says:

    Anthony was a dear friend of ours and my sons best friend. He is truly missed. The sadness we are all feeling is overwhelming.

    Anthony, you will always be in our hearts and thoughts. RIP and be comforted by being with your father who also died in a bicycle accident 4 years ago.



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