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Crash proves fatal for Maui moped rider

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:50 a.m. HST, Nov 25, 2013

A 54-year-old Kihei man seriously injured when the moped he was operating collided with a truck on Oct. 25 has died, according to Maui police.

Nicholas Webb was traveling south on South Kihei Road when he apparently lost control of his moped, crossed the center line and collided with a pick-up truck traveling in the opposite direction. The driver of the truck, a 36-year-old man from Haiku, was not injured.

Webb died on Nov. 18.

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mikethenovice wrote:
Ever watch how these moped drivers drive. It's full time, wide open throttle, never slowing down for any thing in front of them. They will swerve and squeeze by, and do everything else but slow down. 99.9% they will make it alive. Very interesting.
on November 25,2013 | 07:51AM
cojef wrote:
Mo-peds should not be allowed on the open highways. Back in the mid 50's had an experience of riding on a motor scooter from Kapaa to Lihue and didn't realize the dangers I exposed myself to but, actual more so to the drivers who had to cope with a small vehicle very hard to notice. Further, since the diameter of the tires on the motor scooter were so small, any imperfections on the pavement could have easily caused the driver to lose control of the scooter, which again pose dangers to auto drivers. Another road hazard a auto driver must contend with.
on November 25,2013 | 07:56AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
cojef, I imagine bicycles and mopeds don't belong on open highways then? And please don't confuse mopeds with motor scooters, which are legal on freeways, which would make them safe on highways.....or not?
on November 25,2013 | 05:31PM
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