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Motorcyclist dies after crash on Kalanianaole Highway

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:07 a.m. HST, Sep 12, 2013

A Kapolei man who was ejected from his motorcycle on Kalanianaole Highway Tuesday evening has died, police said. 

The 52-year-old man was taken to Queen's Medical Center in critical condition after he lost control of his blue 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle while heading east on the highway around 6:20 p.m. He was later pronounced dead.

Police said the man sideswiped a woman driving in the westbound lanes near Halona Blow Hole after he lost control of the motorcycle. He was not wearing a helmet.

The 30-year-old Waimanalo woman driving a 2007 Toyota Camry was not injured.

Speed does appear to be a factor in the crash, police said.

Police closed Kalanianaole Highway between Halona Blow Hole and Lanai Lookout until around 10:30 p.m. to investigate the crash.

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50skane wrote:
Helmet always helps!
on September 11,2013 | 11:43AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Helmet only works up to 30 MPH speed. The contra coo of your brain will kill you at higher speeds.
on September 11,2013 | 06:18PM
lokela wrote:
Speeding again on a motorcycle. One person goes and another steps in. The cycle continues. No pun intended.
on September 11,2013 | 11:52AM
false wrote:
No helmet, speeding, no loss.
on September 11,2013 | 12:11PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
IRT false, his family and loved ones feels the loss. Strange how some people make flippant remarks online.
on September 12,2013 | 05:10AM
allie wrote:
please be careful out there!
on September 11,2013 | 04:40PM
mikethenovice wrote:
No safe way to ride a motorbike.
on September 11,2013 | 06:18PM
mikethenovice wrote:
You have the right to ride a motorcycle. You should also pay extra to your health insurance for being in a risky cohort. Fair to the rest of us.
on September 11,2013 | 06:16PM
RKC808 wrote:
The motorcyclist is dead. He doesn't need health insurance after he is declared dead by a physician. You can get injured/killed in a car just as much as on a bike.
on September 11,2013 | 08:41PM
RKC808 wrote:
Its not about the safey equipment you're wearing or not wearing. For some , wearing all the right safety gear gives them a FALSE sense of security. They feel they can do whatever they want on the road and their safety gear will protect them. Im not saying that was the case in this fatality but I ride and had that mentality before. I luckily realized that Before something bad happened. I guess I am one of the lucky ones.
on September 11,2013 | 08:37PM
inverse wrote:
The part of the road to Sandy beach is mostly one winding lane each direction separated by a double solid yellow line which means NO passing. Happens all the time, both young and old motorcycle riders who are impatient with "slow' cars will recklessly and illegally pass cars both on the right or left sides just to jump ahead because they cannot drive at the speed as everyone else. In this case appears the Harley rider tried to pass on the left by crossing a double solid yellow line and ended up sideswiping the Toyota Camry going in the opposite direction, but rightfully in her own lane. Just the other day I saw a motorcycle rider in his 20's with no helmet recklessly weaving through afternoon rush hour traffic going up the Pali Hwy to Kailua cause he was too impatient to drive at the speed everyone else was going. I figure if he keeps that up doubt he will reach the age of 52 at which this rider died,
on September 12,2013 | 01:04AM
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