comscore Boy, 13, riding e-bike dies after crash into SUV in Waipahu | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Boy, 13, riding e-bike dies after crash into SUV in Waipahu

Honolulu police say a teen has died after the electric bicycle he was riding collided into a car Sunday evening in Waipahu.

Police said at about 5:20 p.m. Sunday, a 13-year-old boy was heading west on Waipahu Street on an electric bicycle when it rear-ended a Toyota SUV just prior to the Peke Lane intersection. After the initial impact, the bicyclist veered into the opposite lane and was then struck by a Toyota pickup truck.

The 28-year-old woman driving the Toyota SUV was not injured and remained at the scene. The 66-year old man driving the Toyota truck and his 67-year-old passenger were not injured, either, and also remained at the scene.

Police said the teen, who was not wearing a helmet, was taken to a hospital in critical condition, where he later died.

Speed, drugs, and alcohol were not factors on the part of the motorists, police said. Speed, however, may be a factor on part of the bicyclist. It remains unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors for the bicyclist at this time.

Police said this is the 16th traffic-related fatality on Oahu so far this year, compared to 13 during the same time period last year.

Comments (9)

By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the Terms of Service. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. Report comments if you believe they do not follow our guidelines.

Having trouble with comments? Learn more here.

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature

Scroll Up