Motorcyclist critically injured in crash

HAWAII KAI (HawaiiNewsNow) – A 24-year-old Kailua man was critically injured Monday morning in a crash near Hanauma Bay. The crash happened at around 6:00 AM in the vicinity of the Koko Head rifle range.

Investigators say that the man failed to negotiate a turn, sideswiped a guardrail and was ejected from the motorcycle. Paramedics took him to the Queens Medical Center in critical condition.

The man was wearing a helmet. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors in the crash, but police suspect that speeding may have played a part.

Kalanianaole Highway was closed for several hours, but police re-opened the roadway around 8:30 AM. The the accident is still under investigation.

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