1 dead, 1 injured in motorcycle collision on H-3 freeway onramp
By Star-Advertiser Staff
POSTED: 07:17 a.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.Click here to download our mobile app for your iOS and Android device.