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Makawao Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Kula Crash

July 21, 2019, 7:58 PM HST
* Updated July 21, 9:06 PM
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A motorcyclist from Makawao suffered critical, life-threatening injuries in a crash on the Haleakalā Highway in Kula on Sunday afternoon.

The incident was reported at around 12:15 p.m. on Sunday, July 21, 2019 on Haleakalā Highway, approximately six miles southeast of Aolewa Place at Mile 7 in Kula.

A preliminary police investigation reveals the collision occurred when a 2002 Subaru Outback was traveling southeast on Haleakalā Highway when it attempted a u-turn.

Police say that as the Subaru was turning around on the northwest shoulder of the roadway and back onto Haleakalā Highway toward Kula, it was struck by a 2017 Suzuki motorcycle traveling southeast on Haleakalā Highway.

The operator of the Subaru, a 60-year-old Kula man, was not injured. Police say it is unknown if he was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the collision.

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The operator of the Suzuki motorcycle, a 41-year-old Makawao man, suffered life-threatening injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He was wearing his helmet at the time of the crash.

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The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still on-going.

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