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Motorcyclist critically injured after crashing into pole in Pearl City

A 35-year-old man was taken to a hospital in critical condition early today after he was thrown from his motorcycle in Pearl City.

At approximately 1:20 a.m., police said the man was traveling westbound on Kamehameha Highway just past Kuala Street at a “high rate of speed.” He lost control of his motorcycle, veered onto a grassy median and back onto the roadway when he was thrown from his motorcycle onto the road.

Police said he was wearing a helmet.

Speed was a factor. It’s unknown at this time whether alcohol was involved.

Police shut down the highway between Kuala and Waihona Streets to investigate and reopened the roadway at about 4:20 a.m.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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