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Motorcyclist Suffers Critical Life-Threatening Injuries in Kahului Crash Overnight

July 2, 2020, 5:25 AM HST
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PC: Maui Police Department (7.2.20)

Maui police say speed is suspected as a factor in a near fatal motorcycle crash in Kahului overnight.

A 43-year-old man with no local address suffered critical life-threatening injuries in a crash, reported at 12:25 a.m. on Thursday, July 2, on East Kamehameha Avenue at the Puʻunēnē Avenue Intersection.

Police say the man was operating a 1998 Yamaha V Star motorcycle, and was traveling southwest on Kamehameha Avenue, when he collided into the concrete curbing of the traffic island, and subsequently into the traffic signal pole.

As a result of the crash, the motorcyclist was transported in critical condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Police say he was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. According to police reports, the involvement of drugs and alcohol has not been determined; however the investigation is ongoing and final determination has yet to be made by traffic crash investigators.

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To date there have been five traffic fatalities on Maui County roads this year, as compared to 11 at the same time last year.

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