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Ewa Beach man killed in Pali Highway accident

By Star-Advertiser staff


An Ewa Beach man lost control of his motorcycle, hit the center median of the Pali Highway and collided with a vehicle traveling in the opposite direction Monday night, Honolulu police said.

The 28-year-old motorcyclist, who was wearing a helmet, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police closed the Pali Highway in both directions, at the Pali tunnel and Kamehameha Highway, while they investigated the 11:05 p.m. crash.

The motorcyclist, in the Honolulu-bound lanes, ended up with his motorcycle in the Kaneohe-bound lanes and was struck by a vehicle driven by a Kaneohe woman. She was not injured.

Police believe the motorcycle driver was speeding. It's not known if alcohol or drugs were factors in the crash.

Police reopened the Pali Highway at about 3 a.m.

Meanwhile, an Emergency Medical Services supervisor said paramedics were busy Monday night responding to other traffic accidents.

The supervisor said a 29-year-old motorcyclist went to the hospital in serious condition after a 10:17 p.m. accident on Kupuna Loop near Kunia Road in Village Park. Another traffic accident at about 10:30 p.m. sent a 21-year-old man to the hospital with serious injuries at Lehiwa Drive and Meheula Parkway in Mililani and paramedics also took a 35-year-old man to a trauma center in serious condition after an moped crash at tabout 11 p.m. on Mokuola Street near Kahuailani Street in Waipahu.

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ejkorvette wrote:
Prayers for the motorcyclist's and family.
on July 24,2012 | 12:53AM
rayhawaii wrote:
I've seen 2 motorcycle crashes and a flipped over SUV on that slippery hairpin turn at 3 different times and that was about 3 out of the 10 times I passed over the Pali in the 5 years I lived close to there and those 2 motorcyclist died at the scene. Something wrong with the City not making the road less slippery and puttIng up a huge sign saying 10 people or how many died in this spot.
on July 24,2012 | 03:42AM
bobbob wrote:
they've speculated that it could be due to moss or something growing on the road in that area (maybe there isn't good runoff). But better engineering may help prevent further issues. Perhaps if they banked the turn a lot higher or graded the surface of the road, it would help with the traction issues.
on July 24,2012 | 07:30AM
Pocho wrote:
3 out of 4 seperate accidents involve bike riders. This is Crazy, increase bike riders insurance costs whatever that is needed to cover their medical bills if they ever land in the hospital because of an accident. I know the insurance companies can do a study if they haven't already done so to get them figures. These motorists opting to operate these bikes are more prone to serious injuries than occupants in cars/trucks.
on July 24,2012 | 05:11AM
onevoice82 wrote:
If I understand your post, you are advocating higher insurance for motorcycle riders? They already are adequately covered, or should be, if they are not driving illegally. What is your point please?
on July 24,2012 | 05:41AM
Pocho wrote:
"or should be", My point exactly
on July 24,2012 | 05:51AM
Manapua_Man wrote:
on July 24,2012 | 05:52AM
soundofreason wrote:
No, he only died once.
on July 24,2012 | 05:58AM
gunfunit wrote:
speed kills. nuff said.
on July 24,2012 | 06:20AM
Pocho wrote:
With all these motorbike deaths on the roadways, I can't see why the State of Hawaii not legalizing the "right to die".
on July 24,2012 | 06:31AM
allie wrote:
another motorcycle death?
on July 24,2012 | 06:45AM
silvangold wrote:
nah......but wait - that IS what the headlines of the artiacle said.
on July 24,2012 | 02:42PM
stingray65 wrote:
I just hope that all MotorCyle riders are organ donors!! That way some organs can be recyled by other folks. but not the rider and motorcyles..
on July 24,2012 | 11:08AM
janne wrote:
Maybe gotta quit making excuses for those kind of drivers, most time it's not the roads, but rather their lack of common knowledge! They just need to SLOW DOWN and be more responsible when getting behind the wheel! Have more common sense and quit being so in a rush, risking other people's lives.
on July 24,2012 | 03:40PM
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