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Motorcyclist dies in Likelike Highway crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 11:07 a.m. HST, Aug 18, 2013

A 28-year-old Kaneohe man died after crashing his motorcycle into a metal guard rail on the Likelike Highway early this morning.

Honolulu police said the 4:10 a.m. crash happened in the Kaneohe-bound lanes, about 240 feet before the Wilson Tunnel.

Police said the man was wearing a helmet.

The man was pronounced dead at the scene, according to Emergency Medical Services.

t is unknown whether drugs or alcohol played a role in the crash, but speed was a factor, police said.<

The road was dry and lit by overhead lighting at the time of the crash.

Police closed the Kaneohe-bound lanes of the Likelike Highway until about 9 a.m., while Traffic Division officers investigated the scene.

Mauka-bound traffic was rerouted at Nalanieha Street.

Police said the man is the 40th traffic fatality this year, compared to 43 at this time in 2012.

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mikethenovice wrote:
A two wheeled vehicle accident a day keeps the news flow alive another day. Good or bad. It happened.
on August 18,2013 | 06:50AM
1local wrote:
SA was he wearing a helmet? Was speed and alcohol / influences involved?
on August 18,2013 | 06:51AM
soundofreason wrote:
Can't pick all that info up when a reporter gets his stories from a CB channel.
on August 18,2013 | 07:07AM
paniolo wrote:
Morning news said he was wearing a helmet, but motorists said he was speeding and passing cars.
on August 18,2013 | 08:29AM
kawikakoike96819 wrote:
Vroom-vroom. Drive fast & take chances. And this is what will happen. You will only hurt the ones you leave behind.
on August 18,2013 | 11:01AM
mikethenovice wrote:
This is old news. Is he still dead?
on August 19,2013 | 06:22AM
allie wrote:
please slow down!
on August 18,2013 | 07:41AM
Grimbold wrote:
Stupidity is the most frequent case.
on August 18,2013 | 08:17AM
kawikakoike96819 wrote:
on August 18,2013 | 11:02AM
hikine wrote:
Motorcycle riders are dropping like flies! The thrill of speed can get you killed!
on August 18,2013 | 09:51AM
niimi wrote:
The Freedom to Ride Program by Cycle City. This dealership has proliferated motorcycle riding on Oahu over the past decade. Huge advertising and deals to get people on motor bikes. Unfortunately, I only see the problem of motorcyclists getting killed becoming a worse problem on Oahu.
on August 18,2013 | 11:21AM
niimi wrote:
35 mph is the speed approaching and inside the tunnel. It seems that passenger vehicles are going through the tunnels at 50 mph if now faster.
on August 18,2013 | 11:22AM
mikethenovice wrote:
At the end of the Likelike tunnel downhill to Kaneohe is 25 MPH because of the sharp turn to the left. How many tailgaters honk their horn at me for going the posted speed limit in my van? I may have saved their life?
on August 18,2013 | 05:07PM
Morimoto wrote:
I say good riddance to bad rubbish. I hate anyone who puts my or my loved ones lives in danger. The roads just got a little safer since he's no longer going to be on the same roads I drive. Hopefully he didn't have any kids, at least then he'll be eligible for a Darwin Award.
on August 18,2013 | 06:33PM
ryan02 wrote:
That's harsh, but so true. I still remember that horrible killer, John Szemkow, who was speeding and overtaking cars in no-passing zones. He ended up killing four women. It would have been MUCH better if Szemkow had just killed himself instead, like this motorcyclist. Sometimes there really is no justice in the world.
on August 19,2013 | 07:59AM
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