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Driver dies after falling off cliff near Blowhole in mo-ped crash

Kalanianaole Highway has reopened between Hanauma Bay and Blowhole

By Star-Advertiser staff


A Honolulu man died today after crashing his mo-ped into a metal guardrail and falling off a cliff along Kalanianaole Highway near Lanai Lookout.

Police closed the highway between Hanauma Bay and Halona Blowhole to investigate the crash, which happened about 2:10 p.m. It was reopened about 3:40 p.m.

An Emergency Medical Services supervisor said the unhelmeted driver lost control, went over the rail, and landed about 100 feet on the rocks below.

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KelleeMalia wrote:
How in the world did he do that?!?!?!
on July 11,2012 | 04:05PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
on July 11,2012 | 07:12PM
Solfan wrote:
How horrible. A tourist with little moped experience not paying attention, I'd guess..
on July 11,2012 | 04:16PM
Carang_da_buggahz wrote:
Doubt it. Anyone who reads these pages with regularity knows that the local moped riders get hurt/killed at a much, much greater rate than tourists. Not only that, but it's surprising how many of those crashed mopeds have been stolen. I guess that's Karma.
on July 11,2012 | 04:19PM
Poipounder808 wrote:
I am betting it is a tourist too.
on July 11,2012 | 04:40PM
808comp wrote:
I agree. Where i live there are more local's that gets into these moped accidents. There are tourists that rides their moped's, but they seem to be more careful. It's the people on their bikes that sometimes don't follow the rules of the road, especially during the triatholon.
on July 11,2012 | 05:11PM
allie wrote:
The man was local the story said
on July 12,2012 | 07:57AM
f8ldzz wrote:
READ PEOPLE. The article does say: "A Honolulu man..." Since when did that mean = "tourist"???
on July 11,2012 | 09:57PM
grantos wrote:
their comments were made at 4pm, before the article included the reference to Honolulu
on July 12,2012 | 12:16AM
allie wrote:
on July 12,2012 | 07:57AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Please spell it as moped and not mo-ped.
on July 11,2012 | 07:14PM
f8ldzz wrote:
It's a concatenation of the words "motor" and "pedal." Some will accept the spelling "mo-ped" as correct.
on July 11,2012 | 10:00PM
grantos wrote:
AP style is mo-ped, not moped.
on July 12,2012 | 12:18AM
kainalu wrote:
Another closed road for an accident that happened off the road. HPD's "investigation" of accidents is brutal for the public. We need to get the Highway Patrol over here. They deal with mutiple-vehicle pile-ups with multiple fatalities, and are still able to keep the traffic flowing while "investigating".
on July 11,2012 | 08:46PM
f8ldzz wrote:
Money says the moped was modified illegally. There's lots of them running around, although it's straight-up illegal. Police need to crack down on these idiots, but it's not high on the priority list. Some of them can hit speeds exceeding 60mph. They are not supposed to exceed 30mpg legally.
on July 11,2012 | 10:02PM
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