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Kahului Man Critically Injured in Moped Crash

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Moped Crash, Kahului. Background image courtesy Google Earth.

Moped Crash, Kahului. Background image courtesy Google Earth.

By Wendy Osher

A 56-year-old Kahului man was transported to the hospital in critical condition following a motor vehicle crash on Hanakai Street on Friday afternoon, March 27, 2015, police said.

According to police reports, the moped operator was attempting to make a left hand turn from a business onto Hanakai Street at around 12:30 p.m. when he collided with a 2008 Toyota Tacoma traveling south on the roadway.

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Police say the moped operator failed to yield to the oncoming vehicle and sustained critical, life-threatening injuries in the crash.

Police say the moped operator was not wearing a helmet.

The 25-year-old man driving the pickup truck was wearing a seat belt and was not injured in the crash, according to police reports.

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The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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