By Wendy Osher
(Update: 8:43 p.m. 5/8/12)
Maui Police have identified the motorcyclist killed in an afternoon crash on Dairy Road today as Jerome Armstrong, 40, of Lahaina.
The accident was reported at 2:22 p.m. on Tuesday, March 8, 2012 on Dairy Road at the Pakaula Street intersection.
According to a preliminary investigation, a silver 2007 Honda Odyssey van, was traveling southwest (toward Lahaina) on Dairy Road, when the 55-year-old driver executed a left turn onto Pakaula Street (toward Home Depot), and failed to yield the right of way to an oncoming motorcyclist.
The silver 2007 Kawasaki Ninja 600 motorcycle that Armstrong was driving, was traveling northeast
(toward the Airport) on Dairy Road at the time of the crash. Authorities say the motorcycle collided with the right side of the van.
A 49 year old female, resident of Lana’i, who was seated in the front passenger seat, was not injured.
Armstrong, meantime, sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center
Emergency Room where he later died.
The crash remains under investigation. Maui police say all occupants of the van were using their seat belts, and Armstrong was wearing a helmet and protective eye wear.
The crash was Maui County’s 13 fatality this year, compared to five at the same time last year
(Update: 6:10 p.m. 5/8/12)
Dairy Road is completely opened as of 6:10 p.m.
(Update: 4:35 p.m., 5/8/12)
Maui Police started a contra-flow of traffic on Dairy Road between Puunene Avenue and Hukilike Street at 4:35 p.m. The road was completely closed to traffic in the area earlier this afternoon following a motorcycle accident involving a van. The motorcyclist has since expired, and the investigation is ongoing. The accident was first reported at 2:28 p.m.
(Update: 3:50 p.m. 5/8/12)
Maui police and medics have confirmed that the motorcyclist involved in this accident has since died. An investigation is ongoing to determine the cause and circumstances surrounding the crash.
A motorcyclist was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center this afternoon in critical and unstable condition after colliding with a van in Kahului, according to authorities.
The incident was reported at 2:28 p.m. (Tuesday, May 8, 2012) on Dairy Road at the Pakala Road intersection near the Harley Davidson store.
The accident forced the temporary closure of Dairy Road between Puunene Avenue and Hukilike Street.
When Medic 1 from Wailuku and Rescue 10 from Kahului responded to the scene, crews found a helmeted male operator that was unresponsive with multiple traumatic injuries, according to Ryan Joslin with the MCPA.