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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Thursday, March 4, 2010

Settlement reached in lawsuit over bus injuring bicyclist

Advertiser Staff

A bicyclist and triathlete who suffered paralyzing injuries when a tour bus hit him last year on Kamehameha Highway has settled his lawsuit for an undisclosed sum.

Waialua resident John Henderson, 35, was bicycling toward Wahiawä on May 2 when a Travel Plaza Transportation bus swerved and collided with him in the shoulder lane. He suffered broken ribs, a shattered pelvis, punctured lungs and spinal damage that left him a paraplegic.
Henderson was executive director of Adventure Race Hawaii and had raced professionally.
His attorney, Rick Fried, on Wednesday announced a settlement in the case but said the agreement included keeping the amount confidential. Fried said Henderson’s medical bills alone exceeded $700,000.
Henderson said Wednesday he hopes the case will draw attention to the need for motorists to safely share the road with bicyclists.