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Moped driver seriously injured in Moanalua Freeway crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:50 a.m. HST, Feb 21, 2013

A man in his 40s was taken to the hospital in serious condition after the moped he was driving was struck by a vehicle on Moanalua Freeway near the King Street offramp this morning, according to Emergency Medical Services.

The crash happened in the town-bound freeway lanes about 6:45 a.m., according to the HPD Traffic Information website.

Mopeds are illegal to operate on Oahu's freeways.

No other injuries were reported.

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allie wrote:
mopeds are unstable and a danger. They need to keep off the freeways
on February 21,2013 | 07:24AM
olos73 wrote:
Probably a tourist, don't know the rules of the road.
on February 21,2013 | 07:39AM
Anonymous wrote:
Probably somebody coming into Town from the Salt Lake area. Would be odd to find a stray tourist at that hour, in the Town-bound direction, off of H-1 near the Ft Shafter area.
on February 21,2013 | 08:25AM
Dolphin743 wrote:
With or without signs, there is no way a sane person would think that driving a moped on a freeway is allowable. I'm voting for willful lawbreaking on the part of the moped user.
on February 21,2013 | 10:09AM
W_Williams wrote:
Mopeds are classified with bicycles and, as such, I believe, are not allowed on the freeway. Am I wrong?
on February 21,2013 | 07:49AM
f8ldzz wrote:
Mopeds are NOT allows on freeways. Almost every freeway on-ramp has a sign that says so. A moped is not meant to exceed 30mph legally. Whoever this dummy was...they were NOT supposed to be on the freeway.
on February 21,2013 | 08:52AM
allie wrote:
on February 21,2013 | 09:30AM
kkuwahar wrote:
This accident was not on the freeway. It was on the connecting road just at the turn off to go to Ft. Shafter. The first responder fire engine was on the freeway to assist. Probably came from the Mapunapuna area and tried to cut into the lane at the last moment to head to King Street.
on February 21,2013 | 10:19AM
olos73 wrote:
This is the first of 2 moped accidents this morning. Other one involved a woman in Kalihi area around 9 something.
on February 21,2013 | 10:22AM
inverse wrote:
Actually there are some mopeds, like the old Honda Helix, which is classified as a moped and is LEGAL to drive on the freeway.
on February 21,2013 | 10:35AM
inverse wrote:
This is what happens when SA does not use pictures like KH ON online. The moped was west bound ON the H-1 freeway and got of the King St offramp that front the Hawaiian Humane Society. The offramp is sharply curved to the left and the moped which is a smaller moped that is NOT legal to drive the freeway could not make the turn and slid out. No other car hit him and chances are was not wearing a helmet. In this case just Darwinian forces acting on the population (ie illegally riding a moped on the freeway, probably no helmet and taking turn in the wet road to fast on a moped)
on February 21,2013 | 10:46AM
kkuwahar wrote:
You got the wrong accident. I passed by this accident near the ramp heading to the Ft. Shafter front gate from Moanalua Road next to the freeway. Moped was probably coming from Mapunapuna and heading toward King Street.
on February 21,2013 | 12:23PM
Graham wrote:
Please politicians, State and local, OUTLAW mopeds...every day someone is seriously injured or killed crashing their moped...
on February 21,2013 | 11:13AM
Sunny wrote:
Lot's of confusing comments posted!
on April 11,2013 | 08:05AM
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