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Crash on Likelike onramp to H-3 kills motorcyclist, 47

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:42 a.m. HST, Aug 26, 2013

An off-duty federal police officer died Sunday when the motorcycle he was operating crashed on the onramp from Likelike Highway to the H-3 freeway westbound.

Long Hyuhn, 47, was employed as a federal police officer with the U.S. Department of Defense.

Hyuhn, a member of the Iron Circle Law Enforcement Motorcycle Club, leaves a wife and two children.

Club president Ed Stankos said his group extends “our love and prayers to the family of Long Hyuhn.”

“Long was a cop with a heart and will be greatly missed,” Stankos said.

Stankos said Hyuhn was retired from the U.S. Navy and worked with the Club on charity benefits for fallen law enforcement officers.

The crash occurred around 12:47 p.m., and the rider was not wearing a helmet.

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mikethenovice wrote:
Please be sure to date all these motorcycle accident, Star Advertiser.com. They all look alike and happen so frequent.
on August 25,2013 | 05:22PM
niimi wrote:
Gosh, that's not a really technical ramp. It is uphill, and two lanes merge onto the H-3 at 45 mph where many vehicles on the H-3 are already at 60 mph in that stretch. I am curious as to the circumstances of this crash.
on August 25,2013 | 06:23PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
IRT niimi, that Likelike exit/ramp entrance is 25mph. Maybe he was exceeding the ramp's limit @ the curve/bend.
on August 25,2013 | 06:38PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
KHON reported that this reckless irresponsible man was speeding when he crashed. Who knows what motivated such behavior.
on August 25,2013 | 07:22PM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
He was of sound mind and body because he was identified as a Police Officer.
on August 25,2013 | 07:59PM
false wrote:
Huh? All the more reason he should have been wearing a helmut. Bye.
on August 25,2013 | 10:18PM
mikethenovice wrote:
on August 26,2013 | 04:44AM
mikethenovice wrote:
No correct way to ride a motorcycle. Your too exposed out there.
on August 26,2013 | 04:46AM
inHilo wrote:
If you're so concerned about spelling, it's "you are" not "your."
on August 26,2013 | 05:12AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
IRT inHilo, I find it hilarious that mike corrects a poster, and mike himself needs correcting.
on August 26,2013 | 08:56AM
ponowai wrote:
Yes it was at the curve. If going too fast, you will loose it on that curve. Sad to see another rider lost. Condolences to Mr Hyuhn's family.
on August 26,2013 | 08:05AM
SteveToo wrote:
I"d be willing to bet that most motorcycle accidents are on those whinny Japanese bikes and not on American Harleys.
on August 25,2013 | 09:37PM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Elaborate please Steve Too.
on August 26,2013 | 07:12AM
SteveToo wrote:
I drive a lot and pretty much all the Harleys I see are cruzing along while "sports" bikes are screaming (SPEEDING) down the road zig zagging around traffic.
on August 26,2013 | 09:28AM
inverse wrote:
One the local news the group Hyuhn was riding with was not the sportbike crowd but the cruiser bike/ Harley group. Most riders who get into serious trouble usually do so in the first few years they begin riding. Question would be how many years of riding experience Hyuhn had and often did he ride. For the cruiser bike group who are older and have full time jobs and families, they are usually the 'weekend warrior' type riders who do not ride on a daily basis and compounding the problem is the "peer pressure" exerted by the rider groups to ride faster or beyond their capabilities in their group rides AND the lack of proper safety equipment like a full faced helmet and protective clothes. The combination is usually the tipping point that results in these type of deaths. It is not just with the older cruiser bike riders but also the younger sportbike riders and military rider groups that try to stunt or do other stoopid stuff like speed recklessly on the streets. This is has been an ongoing problem in Hawaii and elsewhere but unfortunately you cannot protect people from themselves and the effect of Darwinian forces.
on August 26,2013 | 08:07AM
JAFO wrote:
IRT Steve Too: You would lose the bet. It is on low slung motorcycles that when carrying too much speed when entering the apex of the curve, will touch down on your peg/floorboard. When that happens your motorcycle will be push outward and if you panic and apply the brakes too hard, the motorcycle will standup and alter your apex line and most times end badly. Condolences to family.
on August 26,2013 | 10:32AM
kawikakoike96819 wrote:
HELMETS saves lives! ! ! ! It saved mine. TWICE
on August 26,2013 | 03:23AM
mikethenovice wrote:
So you dust yourself off and continue to play with fire. Even the monkey falls off the tree. Give it up dude.
on August 26,2013 | 04:45AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
IRT mike, using your analogy, it's like telling the monkey to stop climbing trees. I can sense you don't like riding any vehicle with less than 4 wheels. I've seen your previous posts about motorcycles.
on August 26,2013 | 08:59AM
kawikakoike96819 wrote:
HELMETS saves lives! ! ! ! It saved mine. TWICE
on August 26,2013 | 03:24AM
MililaniGirl wrote:
RIP! You will be missed.
on August 26,2013 | 05:32AM
loquaciousone wrote:
What kind of law enforcement club is this that does not practice what they preach. Where are the helmets?
on August 26,2013 | 07:07AM
juke wrote:
hpd on all things
on August 26,2013 | 08:14AM
inverse wrote:
Peer pressure. The philosophy among these rider clubs is only WIMPS use a helmet.
on August 26,2013 | 09:56AM
NotNasti wrote:
There are some cool helmets. The chrome helmet with the spike on top, German helmet, etc. Probably offer no protection though.
on August 26,2013 | 12:47PM
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