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Man, woman badly injured in separate crashes


    A man was taken to the hospital in critical condition Tuesday night after the moped he was riding collided with an SUV in Makakilo.

A man and woman were badly injured in seperate crashes on Oahu Tuesday night.

A 64-year-old man was taken to the hospital in critical condition Tuesday after the moped he was riding collided with an SUV in Makakilo, according to Emergency Medical Services.

The accident occurred at 10 p.m. at the intersection at Makakilo Drive and Palahia Street.

Police said a 21-year-old woman was turning from Makakilo Drive onto Palahia Street when her vehicle collided with a moped, which traveling south on Makakilo Drive, an EMS report said. The moped diver was not wearing a helmet.

A 34-year-old woman was seriously injured after the vehicle she was driving crashed into a utility pole in Waimanalo.

The single-vehicle crash occured shortly after 11 p.m. at the intersection of Waikupanaha and Kumuhau streets.

Paramedics treated and transported the woman to the hospital in serious condition with multiple injuries, according to EMS.

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  • You misspelled “seperate” in the first paragraph. Do you folks have a spell checker? It’s pretty easy to use. The SA has more spelling and grammatical errors than any paper I read.

  • Riding a two wheeled motorized vehicle is challenging. I ride and do not understand why others do not 1) Wear a proper helmet; brain matter does matters and you do not want to be cognitive impaired 2) Protective Apparel; you don’t want to deal with “road rash” it can be a long term healing process leaving behind some nasty scars. Aside from the aforementioned, a mishap can end in death. I hope that those who opt to ride will 1) take the Motorcycle Safety Federation (MSF) class 2) Exercise caution and obey the laws (be predicable)…just saying.

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