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Haiku Man Dies of Injuries from Moped Crash

October 12, 2011, 2:24 PM HST (Updated October 12, 2011, 2:25 PM) · 0 Comments
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By Wendy Osher

A Haiku man injured in a single-vehicle moped crash in Paia last month, has since died of injuries sustained in the accident.

Authorities have since identified the man as 58-year-old Ricky C. Hughes.

According to police reports, Hughes was traveling west on the Hana Highway at around 3:20 p.m. on Friday, September 23, when he lost control of the moped he was driving.

Maui police say the vehicle veered into the right shoulder and collided with a metal guard rail just west of Kaiholo Place in Paia.

Hughes, who was not wearing a helmet, suffered critical injuries and was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment.

Authorities say he died on Saturday, October 8, 2011 of injuries sustained in the crash.

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The accident was the 17th traffic related fatality on Maui County roads this year compared to 10 at the same time last year.

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