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Near fatal moped accident closes South Kihei Road

PC: Anthony Goodrich / MAUIWatch

On Saturday, December 3, 2016 at approximately 1:57 a.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred on South Kihei Road near the intersection with Hoonani Street in Kihei.

A 34 year-old male from Kihei was riding his black Sym moped traveling north-bound on the south-bound shoulder of South Kihei Road when the moped collided into the curb.

The male was ejected from his moped and sustained life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.

Preliminary investigation reveals that the moped operator was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Alcohol is being investigated as a possible factor in the crash. The involvement of speed and drugs are being investigated as well.

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