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Moped rider, 17, critically hurt after crashing in Waianae

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                                A 17-year-old girl was in critical condition after crashing a moped on Farrington Highway in Waianae Friday evening, police said.
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A 17-year-old girl was in critical condition after crashing a moped on Farrington Highway in Waianae Friday evening, police said.

A 17-year-old girl was critically injured Friday evening when the moped she was riding crashed into a guardrail on Farrington Highway in Waianae, police said.

At about 6:47 p.m., the teen was traveling south on Leihoku Street when “she attempted to execute a left turn at the intersection of Farrington Highway, and collided with a metal guardrail, ejecting the juvenile female onto the grassy shoulder area,” according to a report by the Honolulu Police Department’s Traffic Division.

Police said Honolulu Emergency Medical Services paramedics responded and took the girl in serious condition to a hospital but her condition later deteriorated and she was listed in critical condition.

She was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash and speed appears to be a factor in this collision, police said, adding that it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors.

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