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Police ask for help to find car tied to critical motorcycle crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:58 p.m. HST, Jan 14, 2013

Police are asking for help locating a red vehicle car that left the scene of a crash on Moanalua Freeway westbound Sunday afternoon.

The crash, near the Tripler/Puuloa offramp, sent a motorcyclist, a 59-year-old Kapolei man, to the Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition where he remained today, police said. The victim apparently crashed into a guardrail about 1:38 p.m.

According to the Honolulu Police Department, the motorcyclist was seen racing his 1997 Harley-Davidson motorcycle through traffic against a red vehicle. Police said excessive speed was a likely factor.

While police had initially described the car as a Dodge Charger, that description has since been changed, HPD said.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Traffic Division at 723-3413.

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allie wrote:
lot of this kind of thing goes on out here
on January 14,2013 | 03:03PM
peepee wrote:
With all of the traffic cameras we have on this island, aren't there any recordings that the police can look at to at least find out what kind of car it was and where it exited the freeway?
on January 14,2013 | 03:16PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Well i hope the motorcyclist will recover completely. Yes during and after the times of this incident, there needs to be some record of what happened, like maybe the camera that takes video of cars coming over Red Hill. I seen too many people racing their way through traffic, some with terrible accidents. Just got to tame the male ego.
on January 14,2013 | 04:13PM
entrkn wrote:
We should have traffic cams at every significant intersection in the whole state... and then we should have an actual system of justice.
on January 14,2013 | 07:59PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
So why do they ask for help for some hit and run incidents yet don't ask help for other hit and run incidents? There is a pattern of discrimination here that just does not make sense...
on January 14,2013 | 03:55PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Not all get reported in the media, i think.
on January 14,2013 | 04:14PM
pandadaddy wrote:
Other than speeding, what additional charges would the other driver be facing? Seems like a waste of time to me.
on January 14,2013 | 04:51PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
leaving the scene of an accident.
on January 14,2013 | 06:27PM
IAmSane wrote:
Leaving the scene of an accident is a felony. That guy is screwed.
on January 14,2013 | 07:38PM
false wrote:
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on January 14,2013 | 05:25PM
f8ldzz wrote:
Agreed. I have no sympathy for people who endanger EVERYONE ELSE cause they can't control themselves. Lucky NO INNOCENT BYSTANDERS were hurt / injured / killed by the accident. I hope they throw the book at BOTH of them: speed contest, reckless endangerment, exhibition of speed - that should keep them in jail long enough to think about their poor judgement!
on January 14,2013 | 08:54PM
none wrote:
agree, agree. it really pisses me off when idiots like these race on the street and put everyone else in harms way. they should be put in jail.
on January 14,2013 | 09:18PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
I actually was in the area. I had been headed toward Aiea and at about the Palama Street off ramp there was a sudden slowdown in traffic on the H-1 West. Then i seen a totally black HPD SUV making this weird siren sound and i pulled over to the center median. When i got to the junction of the H-1 West and the H-201 West (The Moanalua Freeway) there were three blue and whites directing all Traffic onto the H-1 West. So three lanes of bumper to bumper all the way probably to University Avenue, was the condition. Of course it was a sunday afternoon about 1:45pm so there was supposed to be all green on the freeways. I was curious so i went around and came back onto the H-201 East and over Red Hill then i saw a KITV cameraman filming from the H-201 East over to the other side, where there was a terrible accident scene. I could not of course stop and look, and while there were a few cars stopped behind the accident scene itself, and the on ramp to the H-201 West via Puuloa Road, i was not about to go into those areas and rubberneck. I did not see the KHNL camera person on the West side of the H-201 and i also did not know that it was a motorcycle accident at that real time moment also.
on January 15,2013 | 12:41AM
Sunny wrote:
Sadly, they will not be put in jail and probably repeat this driving stupidity. How many times have we heard the horrendous driving violations of serial speeders and law breakers?
on January 15,2013 | 07:24AM
2_centz wrote:
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on January 14,2013 | 05:45PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Here is how u do it.

Number one do not tailgate the slower moving vehicle, because that will not get him/her moving any faster. If anything that slow moving vehicle needs to be in the right lane, if he/she is going the stated minimum for a freeway. For a two lane highway such as Kamehameha Highway, to pass a slow moving vehicle, one needs to go into the other oncoming lane, so by all means be careful.

Number two, u never do not want to tailgate because that in itself limits u when u attempt to change lanes. First u may rear end the slow moving vehicle. Second it leaves u with little wiggle room if u happen to get into an emergency if and when u decide to change lanes.

Third it is much easier to change lanes to the left than to the right.

Fourth if u must change lanes to the right, it is easier to change lanes by changing into the right lane by accelerating to a spot AHEAD of a vehicle in the right lane. If u must u still can change to the right BEHIND a vehicle, however u probably must slow down to get into the the right lane behind a driver. If the slow moving vehicle is in the right lane, then all is okay, because all u have to do is to accelerate into the left lane, then get back into the right lane ahead of the slow moving driver that u just passed.

Why am i a good driver, like The Rain Man? Because my Dad unfortunately was the only driver in our family as we grew up and we needed another driver as soon as i was of age, which was 15 back then, when there were no restrictions as to amount of driving one can do before 17.

Anyways, now that i am 55 and have 40 years of driving experience, including in California, Nevada, Illinois and Florida, i feel i know driving, yet i am still humble. By the way, WHY DA RUSH ???

on January 14,2013 | 06:42PM
2_centz wrote:
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on January 14,2013 | 10:42PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
on January 15,2013 | 12:29AM
false wrote:
Hope he or she steps up and do what is right. Just to note that many motorcyclist speed in and out of traffic overtake in the zipper lanes.
on January 15,2013 | 08:49AM
konag43 wrote:
what traffic cameras are you talking about. they exist in downtown china town not all over the island. sounds like the mc was just as much to blame. looks like he was racing.
on January 15,2013 | 09:26AM
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