Bicyclist Injured in 30-Foot Drop off Haleakalā Crater Road
By Wendy Osher
A bicyclist was rescued from Haleakalā Crater Road this morning after going off the road and down an embankment, landing about 30 feet below, officials said.
Authorities say the bicyclist, a 25-year-old male visitor from Korea, sustained a compound fracture to his right ankle during the incident.
The incident was reported at 7:05 a.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, 2013, around Mile-8 of the roadway.
The mishap comes just three days after another report of a bicyclist going off the road.
The earlier incident was reported on Monday morning, Aug. 19, 2013, near the Leleiwi Overlook area of Haleakalā National Park, and did not result in any injuries.
Fire officials say park rangers cancelled assistance from responding fire and rescue crews, saying the bike rider in Monday’s incident was uninjured and back on road.