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Kaneohe man killed in Likelike Highway motorcycle crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:35 a.m. HST, Mar 26, 2013

A Kaneohe man died after he lost control of his motorcycle and crashed on the Likelike Highway overnight.

Police said the roadway was slick from recent rains and speed may have been a factor in the 11:40 p.m. crash.

The man was Kaneohe-bound just before the Wilson tunnel when his motorcycle hit a guard rail and he was ejected onto the road, police said.

He was pronounced dead at the scene. Paramedics said the man was in his 30s.

Police said it is not known if alcohol was a factor in the crash. The man was wearing a helmet.

Police closed Likelike Highway until about 1 a.m. while they investigated the crash.

His death is the 18th traffic fatality on Oahu roads this year.

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onevoice82 wrote:
Thank you for reporting that he was wearing a helmet! There was a time that SA only reported helmet use when a motorcycle death occurred while "not" wearing a helmet. Thank you for being fair!
on March 26,2013 | 05:38AM
inverse wrote:
Helmet would not have helped this rider. KITV morning news reported that the motorcyclist was going possibly 90-100 mph on a wet Likelike Hwy. After he is identified will find out if he was going back to the marine base.
on March 26,2013 | 08:28AM
scooters wrote:
So why does it have to be a Marine? Local's do this all the time..either way, booze speed motorcycle=Death
on March 26,2013 | 01:23PM
inverse wrote:
By location. After many years of crashes like this, if it occurs on the Likelike hwy late at night, it tends to be a rider returning to the base.
on March 26,2013 | 04:43PM
loquaciousone wrote:
The state needs to change the licensing process for motorcycle license and take it out of the hands of those do-gooders motorcycle education people and back to the Honolulu Police motorcycle cops. It's way too easy to get a license now. All you have to do is pass the class and you get a license. When motorcycle cops used to give the road test they failed anyone that couldn't pass the road test. When I took the test, out of fifteen people only two passed.
on March 26,2013 | 06:33AM
PTF wrote:
Did you take a MSF(Motorcycle Safety Foundation) course before?
on March 26,2013 | 06:59AM
soundofreason wrote:
Yeah, but at least your wife was a good sport and let you ride on the back.
on March 26,2013 | 07:24AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
HawaiiNewsNow reported this morning that speed and alcohol MAY have played a part in the crash.
on March 26,2013 | 07:01AM
allie wrote:
please slow down out there..too many fail to follow rules
on March 26,2013 | 07:48AM
miss_laulau wrote:
Whenever I see a motorcycle speeding by me on the freeway, I hope and pray that I don't see his dead body with missing parts lying on the road.
on March 26,2013 | 08:52AM
Bully wrote:
Another motocyclist bites the dust, seems to be a weekly occurence.
on March 26,2013 | 10:43AM
Graham wrote:
Along with mo-peds accidents...
on March 26,2013 | 11:02AM
LadyNinja wrote:
He took a stupid chance and failed. With life, you get only one chance, why throw it away on a whim. Live it to the fullest and be happy!
on March 26,2013 | 11:17AM
lowtone123 wrote:
100 mph in any road condition is a death sentence. Even the best riders with the best training can't foresee the unexpected.
on March 26,2013 | 12:16PM
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