Bicyclist injured in crash with bus was from Bainbridge Island

The bicyclist who was hurt after colliding with a Kitsap Transit bus while traveling along Highway 305 Wednesday morning was identified as a 63-year-old Bainbridge Island woman.

The Washington State Patrol said Andrea J. Opalenik of Bainbridge Island was on her bicycle on the shoulder of Highway 305 near Totten Road about a 1 1/2 miles south of Poulsbo and heading north when she rode into the side of a Kitsap Transit bus that was also heading north.

The State Patrol said Opalenik turned left to go to Lemolo Shore Drive when she struck the bus.

Oplanik was injured in the accident, which happened just after 6:30 a.m. May 7. She was taken to the Bainbridge Island Fire Department's Station 21 on Madison Avenue and airlifted to Harborview Medical Center in Seattle for treatment.

The accident is under investigation.


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