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1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle collision on H-3 freeway onramp

By Star-Advertiser Staff

LAST UPDATED: 12:04 p.m. HST, Jul 12, 2014

A 26-year-old man died and a 22-year-old man was injured after two motorcycles collided on the onramp of the H-3 freeway from Likelike Highway in Kaneohe Saturday morning. 

At about 3:10 a.m., police said the 26-year-old man, riding a 2014 Suzuki GSXR motorcycle, and a 22-year-old man, operating a 2007 Suzuki GSXR motorcycle in a pack, hit each other. Witnesses observed the motorcycles collide, causing both to slide against the pavement and a metal guardrail, police said. 

The 26-year-old man suffered major head and body injuries and died at the scene, police said. Paramedics took the 22-year-old man  to Queen's Medical Center in serious condition. His condition improved to stable.

Both men were wearing helmets.

Police said speed is a possible factor. 

The motorcyclist's death is the 35th traffic fatality on Oahu this year compared to 35 traffic fatalities  at the same time last year. 

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makiki123 wrote:
Too many motorcycle riders are reckless. Just this past weekend there was a bike group called "Honolulu" something and it looked like Asian guys going at least 90 - 100 mph and they were weaving in between cars. One guy almost crashed into a car but he slowed down to avoid the collision with a car. Just stupid and reckless.
on July 12,2014 | 07:38AM
RKC808 wrote:
I agree with makiki123. As a motorcyclist myself, I hate to admit it but if they want to play with fire, they will eventually get burned.
on July 12,2014 | 10:51AM
gofigga wrote:
Our young'ns will never understand horsepower to weight ratios. Until it is too late!
on July 12,2014 | 07:43AM
50skane wrote:
That is probably the same on ramp the young girl died on a few months ago when she was driving her new motor scooter with her new license. That on ramp has a sharp curve midway that can catch you by surprise if you are not familiar with it. You have to brake on that curve or be going a lot slower than when you first get on the ramp, otherwise you can hit that metal guardrail easily. Something should be done, but you know how the State is..probably will take more deaths or a civil suit before they get it in gear.
on July 12,2014 | 09:19AM
pbck wrote:
They did do something. They posted a speed limit. I take that on ramp and the speed limit while irritatingly slow is slow for that reason. You can blame the state and say they could have designed a better on-ramp but the one in place currently works fine provided you follow the speed limit.
on July 12,2014 | 10:32AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
It says speed limit 25 MPH at the sharp curve, while the Likelike has a limit of 45 MPH. Heed signs, especially if u r operating a vehicle there for the first time, and moreso for motorcycles. If memory serves, this is the third recent death of a motorcyclist at that turn, which is an almost Hairpin turn onramp to the H-3. Sorry Mother Nature always wins. Read the signs, obey the signs. Read the road striping also: think of Solid Lines as Railroad Tracks that one must not cross. I follow the signs even if no one else is nearby. Because once you get into the habit of crossing solid lines, going through Red Lights and going over the Speed Limits, you will keep on doing it until u r ticketed by HPD, or in the worst scenario, u meet The Lord.
on July 12,2014 | 06:11PM
hikine wrote:
Who keeps giving licenses to these inadequate riders?
on July 12,2014 | 10:27AM
RKC808 wrote:
hikine, don't blame the dept of motor vehicles-licensing dept. These riders passed all the requirements both in the class and on the course. It's their reckless attitude that's killing them
on July 12,2014 | 10:54AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
RKC, why would you blame the licensing dept. for the accidents? These riders MUST have passed the test. Why don't you blame them for their lack of experience, their inability to obey the posted 25mph speed limit sign. With your way of thinking, ya might as well blame the engineers who designed that onramp, and the parents that bore these riders. Wanna blame the liwuor store that sold them the alcoholic berages?
on July 13,2014 | 05:12AM
soundofreason wrote:
A pack of riders.....3 a.m. in the morning....crotch rockets. What could go wrong?
on July 13,2014 | 07:29AM
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