Motorcycle Rider Taken to Hospital After Crash

The Maui Police Department reports that a motor vehicle crash sent one man to the hospital.

Officials say the incident happened shortly before 12 p.m. on Dairy Road at the intersection with Hukilike Street in Kahului.  

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.  

The motorcycle operator, a 28-year-old Haiku man, was transported to the hospital with life-threatening injuries.  

The operator of the Chevrolet pickup truck, a 42-year-old Waiehu man did not report any injuries.  

   

Authorities say the operator of the motorcycle was not wearing a helmet at the time of this 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.

Currently, there have been seven traffic fatalities for the County of Maui this year as compared to 22 at the same time last year.

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