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Motorcyclist suffers life-threatening injuries in Piʻilani Highway crash

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Piʻilani Hwy at Lipoa (7:45 p.m. 7.30.22) PC: Hawaiʻi DOT

A motorcyclist is in critical condition with life-threatening injuries as the result of a crash on the Piʻilani Highway on Saturday night.

The collision was reported at around 5:37 p.m. on Saturday, July 30, 2022 on the highway, about 549 feet south of Kūlanihākoʻi Street in Kīhei.

A preliminary police investigation reveals that a black 2022 Harley Davidson PCMC, operated by a 37-year-old Wailuku male, was traveling northbound on Piʻilani Highway, weaving through the center delineators within the construction zone, when he lost control and was ejected onto the roadway.

As a result of this collision, the male suffered critical life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment.

Police say the investigation reveals that the operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. 

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The involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol are pending as the investigation is ongoing.

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The highway was closed for several hours while police conducted an investigation.

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