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Collision with police vehicle seriously injures motorcyclist

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:06 a.m. HST, Jul 03, 2013

An SUV driven by an on-duty police officer was struck by a motorcycle Sunday morning in Waialua.

Police said the accident occurred at 7:05 a.m. on Kaukonahua Road when the police officer was making a left turn into Kaamooloa Road.

A 29-year-old Kapolei man driving a 2011 motorcycle hit the front-left corner of the police officer’s vehicle and a rock wall. The motorcycle driver was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition.

Police said speed and alcohol were not factors in the traffic accident.

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Waokanaka wrote:
Sounds like the cop did NOT yield the right of way to the motorcycle, but I'm sure the police traffic investigators will "fix" it so the cop gets off scott free. Lots of integrity there !!
on July 3,2013 | 08:28AM
tyler888 wrote:
Sounds like means you weren't even there. How do you know the motorcycle wasn't going 100 mph? You Monday morning quarterbacks are laughable. Passing judgement before you even know all the facts.
on July 3,2013 | 09:36AM
Aieagrl wrote:
It doesn't matter what happened. The cop will get away with it. Just like maafala killed 2 people and is now the head of shopo.
on July 3,2013 | 10:20AM
8082062424 wrote:
Police said speed and alcohol were not factors in the traffic accident.
on July 3,2013 | 10:21AM
allie wrote:
true..lot of motorcycles are out of control as locals just do not understand how to drive da machines.
on July 3,2013 | 10:47AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Unlike madmans princessess we can't leap tall buildings in a single bound and talk faster than a speeding bullet.
on July 3,2013 | 12:04PM
mikethenovice wrote:
You watching too much Netflix, loquaciousone?
on July 4,2013 | 06:28AM
mikethenovice wrote:
They don't realize how exposed they are on the bike. Just walking into a door brings me pain. Imagine impacting at 40MPH on a Harley?
on July 4,2013 | 06:27AM
ponowai wrote:
A lot of motorcycle accidents are not locals, as usual allie stereotypes and puts down Hawaii's people. I really don't understand why the ignorant reject is still going to school here.
on July 4,2013 | 06:32AM
mikethenovice wrote:
The two wheelers choose to live on the edge of life anyway.
on July 4,2013 | 06:25AM
1local wrote:
SA please report if helmet or no helmet as well as insurance...
on July 4,2013 | 08:36AM
entrkn wrote:
The cop did not yield the right of way to the motorcyclist and should be fired from the police dept, lose his drivers license, and be held liable for the biker's injuries and damages.
on July 3,2013 | 10:42AM
loquaciousone wrote:
You got all that info out of that short article huh? You're wasting your talents. Why don't all of you who like to talk stink about cops sign a pledge that you won't ever call 911 and ask a cop for help?
on July 3,2013 | 12:02PM
8082062424 wrote:
im sorry cops are not above the law even if they think they are. you check out the video on you tube
on July 3,2013 | 01:03PM
loquaciousone wrote:
But Catholic Priests are?
on July 3,2013 | 01:21PM
mikethenovice wrote:
You must have been that fly on the wall?
on July 4,2013 | 06:29AM
soundofreason wrote:
"Police said the accident occurred at 7:05 a.m. on Kaukonahua Road when the police officer was making a left turn into Kaamooloa Road.">>> So, basically it's like when your face hits the fist of a cop.
on July 3,2013 | 07:14PM
rigormortis wrote:
Happened on Sunday but reported Wednesday.
on July 3,2013 | 08:30PM
lynnh wrote:
Ok, let's see. making left turn. Bike hits left front corner of car. That would mean the bike was in the oncoming lane and the cop turned into him. Or the cop crossed over two lanes to make a left turn and crossed in front of the bike. I seriously doubt the bike was going the wrong direction in the oncoming lane, or that would have been stated by police immediately. Sounds like another coverup.
on July 4,2013 | 02:15AM
inverse wrote:
In your second situation the bike and cop where travelimg in the SAME direction, with the bike in back of the cop. The cop slows down to make a left turn, probably does not use his left turn signal, the bike is impatient and tries to pass on the left whci results in the bike hitting the left front of the cops SUV. Many years ago on Oahu a biker died when a woman driving her car in front slowed down to make a left, probably without using her turn signal, the biker fot impatient and tried to pass on the left, collided with the left turning car and died. In Hawaii many drivers, including cops, do NOT use their turn signals when making a turn and motoryclists often are impatient and do not drive defensively including assumimg many drivers will make sudden turns without turn signals, When the two are combined by chance on the road, the results are these type of accidents. All Hawaii drivers, including cops, need to use their turn signals.
on July 4,2013 | 07:22AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Two tons of steel win again. When are we going to see news about the SUV vehicle going to the hospital instead of the uninjured motorcyclist?
on July 4,2013 | 06:25AM
inverse wrote:
There have been accidents over the years in Hawaii where a motorcyclist seriously injured or kills someone driving in their car but not a SUV. In those few cases the motorcyclist where on sportbikes traveling over 60 mph on Oahu's surface roads and then collided with a car. The worse was a motorcyclist on a 1000cc sportbike traveling close to 100mph underneath the Nimitz viaduct late one night and T-boned a Nissan Altima which was literally flipped over by the motorcyclist. Both the rider and the driver of the Altima where killed instantly
on July 4,2013 | 07:34AM
Masami wrote:
The Dept. of Transportation ran a Public Service Announcement of (what sounds like) what happened. "LOOK,LOOK, then LOOK AGAIN". The commercial depicts a motorcyclist plowing into a car edging into an intersection making a left turn because the driver "didn't see" the motorcyclist.
on July 4,2013 | 06:54AM
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