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Motor Scooter Operator Hospitalized After Colliding with Wild Pig on Maui Veterans “Mokulele” Highway

May 23, 2020, 8:10 PM HST
* Updated May 24, 3:28 AM
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Update: 2:30 a.m. May 24, 2020

A 37-year-old Kahului man suffered life-threatening injuries when he collided into a wild pig in the roadway and was ejected from his motor scooter on the Maui Veterans “Mokulele” Highway (311) on Saturday night.

The incident was reported at around 7:41 p.m. on Saturday, May 23, about 0.3 miles north of the Central Maui Base Yard.

Police say a preliminary investigation reveals the man was operating a 2013 Kymco motor scooter and was traveling north on the highway headed towards Kahului when the incident occurred.

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Police say the operator did not observe the pig in the road and lost control of the motor scooter after striking the animal.  The man was not wearing a helmet and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for injuries sustained in the crash.

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Police say the involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still pending.

Update: 10:45 p.m. 5.23.2020

The Maui Veterans Hwy (Mokulele Hwy 311) is OPEN following a police investigation into a motor vehicle crash.  Details are pending release.

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Previous Post: 7:45 p.m., May 23, 2020

The Maui Veterans Hwy (Mokulele Hwy 311) is partially closed at Mile 2 due to a moped accident. The highway is temporarily closed to north-bound traffic. One south bound lane is also closed until further notice.

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