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Moanalua Freeway reopened after critical motorcycle accident

Resulting traffic from critical accident. Courtesy: Matt Geurts Resulting traffic from critical accident. Courtesy: Matt Geurts
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A multiple vehicle crash involving a motorcyclist closed the westbound lanes of Moanalua Freeway Sunday afternoon.

The incident occurred in the area of the Tripler Hospital Off-Ramp at 1:38 p.m.

A man on a black 1997 motorcycle was speeding and cutting in and out of lanes along with a red 2010 Dodge Charger. The motorcyclist lost control of his bike and collided into a guardrail.

When police arrived on scene they found the motorcyclist, but not the driver of the Charger.

The 59-year-old motorcyclist of Kapolei suffered critical head injuries and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. He was not wearing a helmet.

Officials say speed is a factor in this crash, but are unclear as to whether alcohol was involved.

Honolulu police reopened the westbound lanes of Moanalua Freeway at 3:46 p.m.

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