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Motorcycle Operator Sustains Life-Threatening Injuries in Kahului Accident

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A 28-year-old Haʻikū man operating a Harley Davidson motorcycle sustained life-threatening injuries in a mid-day accident on Sunday in Kahului.

The accident was reported at 11:48 a.m. on Sunday, Dec. 13,, 2020 on Dairy Road at the intersection with Hukilike Street.

Police say a preliminary investigation reveals a Chevrolet pick-up traveling northeast on Hukilike Street attempted to execute a left turn onto Dairy Road when it collided with a Harley Davidson motorcycle. The operator of the motorcycle was traveling southwest on Dairy Road when the collision occurred.

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The motorcycle operator was transported to the hospital with life threatening injuries. The male operator of the Chevrolet pickup truck, a 42-year-old Waiehu man, did not report any injuries.

Police say the operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.  The operator of the pickup truck was wearing a seatbelt, and airbags did deploy

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

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Police say there have been seven traffic fatalities on Maui County roads this year as compared to 22 at the same time last year.

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