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Motorcyclist who died on runaway truck ramp in Kaneohe ID’d

The Medical Examiner’s office said the 28-year-old Aiea man, who died when he hit steel cables on a Likelike Highway runaway truck ramp Sunday, died of multiple blunt force injuries.

Police said Joshua Noz was speeding when he lost control of his motorcycle on the runaway truck ramp near the Kahekili offramp in Kaneohe.

Police said the motorcyclist was traveling at a high rate of speed on his 2014 Honda at 2:05 p.m., traveling east on the Likelike Highway when he exited on to the runaway truck ramp and hit steel cable restraint nets.

The victim was taken to Castle Memorial Medical Center in critical condition where he later died.

It was Oahu’s 10th traffic death, compared to 13 at the same time a year ago.

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  • What good are these runaway ramps if they end up killing their users? I know speed is what led to this person’s death, but I remember a few years ago a runaway truck used the ramp and overturned and the driver died. With today’s technology, isn’t there a safer ramp that can be made?

    • This accident had nothing to do with the run-a-way was all about speed and recklessness on the driver’s part. He’d still be with us if he would have just driven the speed limit…

      • Is it not possible that he couldn’t slow the bike down maybe due to malfunctioning brakes? In that case, he went onto the “runaway truck ramp” which is supposed to slow down trucks (I guess) if their brakes failed. It appears that the ramp is only for trucks and maybe cars (?) but not motorcycles.

    • Sadly, we can’t ask Mr. Noz if he deliberately meant to enter the runaway truck ramp. (Examining his motorcycle for defects could help to determine this.) As for the design of the ramp contributing to his death, well, it’s meant for trucks after all. Could there be a design that could safely accommodate both heavy trucks and motorcycles? Perhaps.

    • The “Runaway Ramps” are For Big TRUCKS, in case they loose Brakes! NOT for Motorcycles or even cars.. They have been around for Decades. I have seen where they have stopped runaway trucks. So they are very useful for what they are designed for! Engage Brain before you Miss-Speak please.

        • Darwins law at work. Besides he was lucky to die. Being maimed and a cripple for the rest of his life would be worse.

      • How ironic in your arrogance, PMINZ, that you didn’t engage your brain before speaking, causing you to misspeak. Not only did you fail twice on your spelling, but your grammar along with your attitude, is lacking. It’s unfortunate that a young man lost his life, even more unfortunate if it was due to lack of information on what types of vehicles the runaway ramps are designed for.

        • OH Sorry Teacher – where is the Dunce cap. Never said that my MAC Spellchecker always gives the correct spelling! Blppp pllp

        • Clearly putting your foot in your mouth wasn’t enough for you, now you’re going for your whole leg…

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