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Moped driver critically injured after run over by truck in Kapahulu

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:36 a.m. HST, May 13, 2013

Paramedics took a 48-year-old moped driver in critical condition to the hospital after he fell from his vehicle and was hit by a truck this morning in Kapahulu.

Emergency Medical Services said the traffic accident occurred at 5:48 a.m. at Paki and Kapahulu avenues.

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loquaciousone wrote:
It's already too late but late is better than never. It's time to regulate mopeds more stringently. There have been too many fatal moped accidents in the news lately. Did you know that mopeds are considered bicycles and subject to the same regulations? That's ridiculous. It has a motor and should be regulated as a motor vehicle.
on May 13,2013 | 07:22AM
Big C wrote:
I agree with you 100%. If they are driving as if they are motorcycles, then they should be treated / tax as motorcycles. This mean license/safety check and proper training.
on May 13,2013 | 07:46AM
Just_Thinking wrote:
So sorry to hear about the accident. Hope the rider makes a full recovery. I agree that Moped riders( and other motor vehicle operators) need to follow automobile and motorcycle traffic rules. At the very least, Moped riders should be very cautious when they overtake on the right, ie if a car is stopped or is trying to making a left turn, to be sure they do not get hurt by a car coming in the opposite direction trying to make a turn into a lane or driveway during the traffic pause. I see drivers make too many serious mistakes trying to overtake on the right to avoid needing to wait behind a vehicle. The few seconds they try to shave off their drive time is not worth the risk.
on May 13,2013 | 07:52AM
W_Williams wrote:
I drive a small car and sometimes feel very vulnerable behind trucks and SUVs, so I imagine moped drivers may feel the same. We all need to be more cautious and aware of others on the road. My aloha to the victim of what seems to be an accident. His bike wasn't hit, he was after he fell off. Peace to the driver of the truck
on May 13,2013 | 08:10AM
hikine wrote:
How can someone "fell from his vehicle?" What comes readily to mind is was the moped driver drunk or didn't know how to control it. How can you fall from a moped? Was he in a standstill or was the moped in motion?
on May 13,2013 | 12:56PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
hiline, a moped rider can fall off his vehicle from many reasons. Firstly, health issues (stroke, heart attack, fainting,etc.), inattention, loss of control, hitting a pothole or road object, hitting the curb, etc. The moped driver MIGHT know what happened. What a dumb question.
on May 13,2013 | 06:14PM
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