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Man dies in motorcycle crash in Kaneohe

Speed and alcohol were contributing factors in a crash that killed a 34-year-old motorcyclist today in Kaneohe, police said.

The man, of a Hilo address, was speeding south-bound on Kamehameha Highway at about 3:50 a.m. when he lost control and struck a curb just south of Hoene Place, police said.

The motorcycle plowed through shrubbery, a chain link fence, and a wooden fence where the man was ejected. He wasn’t wearing a helmet and died at the scene, police said.

The crash was the 56th traffic fatality on Oahu this year compared to 47 at this time last year.

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  • It’s sad to read of a traffic accidents that leaves behind grieving family members and friends. Condolences to those who are affected by this motorcycle accident.

    At the same time, there is so much unkindness that is exhibited by some posters, and it makes me wonder what is in their hearts and minds that they cannot show compassion, or at least restrain themselves from being flat out mean. No aloha at all.

    • I agree with you that it is sad for the grieving family and friends of the person who passed away, however if the news article was correct that he was drunk and speeding, I for one am glad he only took himself out instead of injuring other innocent people.

    • As ad1 pointed out many posters do not have much sympathy for people who drink and drive and, or drive recklessly on Hawaii’s roadways as they are a menace to society and often will end up killing innocent people. Maybe it is time there is peer pressure and be ‘mean’ to get friends and family members to stop family members or people they know from drinking and driving or driving recklessly. Often it is not a one time incident, these irresponsible drivers have a pattern of reckless or drunk driving behavior and if they remain on the road unchecked, they will often get in an accicent and as ad1 the best outcome is that they only kill themseves and not innocent people. What is perceived as being ‘mean’ to me is really to put the public and hopefully the police on notice to crack down on drunk and reckless driving. Unfortunately HPD is too busy dealing with leadership problems and that includes getting off speeders/ drunk drivers who are friends, family or even employees of police officers and their manipulating wives.

      • In all seriousness, I think the big jump in traffic deaths has all lot to do with the internal leadership problems and strife within HPD. It is real easy and safe for HPD to ticket drivers and front seat passengers who don’t wear seat belts during daylight hours while they are in stop and go traffic in downtown Honolulu but much more difficult to have officers sitting in theirs cars late at night off on the side and stationed on freeways looking out for drunk and/or reckless drivers. And spend just a little money to put more online highway cameras and with remote sensing speed detectors, cops could sit in their cars with their laptops to view all of the highway cameras online with the remote speed detectors giving a warning notice if it detects a vehicle goimg more than 70 mph or whatever speed they set. Then when they car passes by the stationed cop, the cop would have already gotten his speed detector to verify the remote speed detectors readings and pull them over. Oahu compared to the mainland has very short freeways and police should be able to get a handle on many reckless/drunk drivers before they crash and hopefully do not kil innocent people. Sadly HPD and the City proecutors office is mired in internal strife and politics and there is no solid effort to reduce these type of traffic deaths on Oahu.

        • You are not going to teach the deceased accident victim a “lesson” by pointing out their errors via mean postings. All a mean posting does at this time is add heartache for the surviving family members and friends. If you want to try to educate people, a better approach would be via a letter to the editor, rather than throwing dirt now at the family.

          Meanness cannot be justified.

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