Man in critical condition after crashing moped in Hauula

Pieces of the moped at the scene of the crash.
Pieces of the moped at the scene of the crash.

HAUULA (HawaiiNewsNow) - An 18-year-old man is in critical condition following a moped crash in Hauula late Monday night.

According to Honolulu police, the incident happened at about 11:30 p.m.

Police say a woman in her early 40s was traveling toward Kahuku on Kamehameha Highway when she approached a man on a moped. As she passed the moped, the rider took off and attempted to overtake her near Kaipaupau Loop. He then crashed into the vehicle's front bumper and slammed into the windshield.

A neighbor identified the man as Ridge Alo. He was transported to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.

According to police, Alo was not wearing a helmet.

Police believe alcohol may be a factor in the crash.

Kamehameha Highway was shut down while police investigated. The highway was later reopened just before 3:30 a.m.

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