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Kīhei Man Suffers Critical Life-Threatening Injuries in Moped Crash

October 5, 2020, 6:06 AM HST
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PC: Maui Police Department

Alcohol is believed to be a factor in a near fatal motorcycle crash on South Kīhei Road last night, according to Maui police.

The accident was reported at around 8:22 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020, about 0.1 of a mile south of Alanui Ke Aliʻi Drive.

A preliminary police investigation reveals, a black YN moped, operated by a 45-year-old Kīhei man, was traveling southbound on South Kīhei Road when it collided into the rear of a parked silver Hyundai Accent sedan.

Police say the man was ejected and sustained critical life-threatening injuries.  He was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further care.

According to police, the sedan was parked legally in a marked stall on the makai shoulder of South Kīhei Road. A 50-year-old Kīhei woman was within the vehicle and was not injured as a result of the crash.

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Police reports indicate that the moped operator was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.  The involvement of drugs and speed has not been determined and is pending.

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To date there have been six fatalities on Maui County roads this year, compared to 16 at the same time last year.

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