Hawaiʻi Island Brief: Motorcyclist Killed in Puna CrashMay 3, 2012, 8:39 AM HST · Updated May 3, 9:01 AM 0 Comments
By Wendy Osher
A 51-year-old Puna man died Wednesday (May 2, 2012) from injuries he sustained in a motorcycle crash in Pāhoa on Hawaiʻi Island.
The incident was reported at 9:54 a.m. at the intersection of Route 130 and Leilani Avenue.
Puna police say the man was operating a 2007 Harley Davidson motorcycle, and was traveling west on Leilani Avenue when he failed to stop at a stop sign. According to police reports, the motorcyclist went through the intersection, onto a private driveway, and struck a gate.
The identity of the victim was being withheld pending notification of the next of kin.
Police say the man was not wearing a helmet, and speed was a factor in the crash. An autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.