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Moped driver dies after collision with truck

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:28 a.m. HST, Apr 14, 2014

A 24-year-old woman died Sunday afternoon after her moped collided with a truck near Turtle Bay, according to police.

The accident happened just after 2 p.m., according to the Hono-lulu Police Department's online traffic log.

Police said the woman, a visitor from Colorado, entered the opposite lane of traffic while attempting to turn onto Kamehameha Highway from Kuilima Drive and collided with a delivery truck.

She was transported in critical condition to an area hospital, where she later died.

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jeffhonolulu wrote:
I've felt for a long time that people who rent out mopeds, should give renters a lesson on how to use them. And if potentional renter isn't proficient enough don't rent to them.. I see all the time in Waikiki on Lemon Rd. where they have visitors jump on, take off and wobble down the road. They don't even know how to steer or brake, but off they go !!!
on April 14,2014 | 12:20AM
Makiki_Al wrote:
It's not just the rentals. They shouldn't be allowed to mix with regular motorized traffic. They are licensed as bicycles so they should have to be operated like bicycles.
on April 14,2014 | 03:55AM
jmarie wrote:
one more example of inexperience, will hurt you every time.
on April 14,2014 | 06:17AM
glenn57377 wrote:
Could she have been from a country where they drive on the opposite side of the road and had a lapse in judgement? A tragedy for all involved. We cannot legislate away everything we do on Earth that might harm us. Life itself is rife with risk. It would not be unreasonable for someone to show proficiency before being allowed on a rental. I would require it if it were my rental business. She got as far as Turtle Bay if she rented in Honolulu.........she must have had some proficiency if that were in fact the case.
on April 14,2014 | 10:58AM
Morimoto wrote:
Since when is Colorado another country? I do think a minimum level of ability should be shown in order to rent one of those mopeds.
on April 14,2014 | 11:10AM
HISteve808 wrote:
Maybe you could cut out the footage in the video of the fire fighters hosing off the road? The connotations of this action are quite gruesome and disrespectful to the victim's family.
on April 15,2014 | 07:39PM
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