Sunday, November 29, 2015         

 Print   Email   Comment | View 22 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

Motorcycle crash on H-1 freeway kills 51-year-old Aiea man

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 8:44 p.m. HST, Feb 20, 2012

Police said excessive speed may have contributed to a crash that killed a motorcyclist on the H-1 freeway near Palama on Sunday night.

Traffic investigators said a 51-year-old Aiea man was operating a 1994 Suzuki Intruder motorcycle in the Waianae-bound lanes of the freeway when it veered into the path of a 2003 Lincoln Navigator and the vehicles collided, causing the motorcycle to fall.

The collision happened about 8:50 p.m., two-tenths of a mile west of the Palama Street offramp.

The motorcycle driver suffered massive head injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene, police said. He was not wearing a helmet. Officials did not disclose his name yesterday.

The driver of the Navigator, a 60-year-old Waipahu man, was not hurt.

Police closed the H-1 freeway's westbound lanes for several hours as traffic investigators examined the crash scene.

It was 11th traffic fatality on Oahu this year, compared to nine at the same time last year.

 Print   Email   Comment | View 22 Comments   Most Popular   Save   Post   Retweet

You must be subscribed to participate in discussions

Latest News/Updates