Moped rider critically injured in Makiki collision

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man in his 50s was critically injured when his moped collided with a car at a busy intersection in Makiki Wednesday.

According to Honolulu Police, the collision happened shortly before 8 p.m.

Investigators said the moped was in the mauka-bound lanes of Keeaumoku Street and was trying to turn left onto Wilder Avenue when it went into the path of a makai-bound Mitsubishi. The moped driver tried to get out of the way, but hit the driver's side of the oncoming vehicle.

The Makiki-area man was taken to the Queen's Medical Center with head injuries. Police said he was not wearing a helmet. The driver of the car was not hurt.

Police closed the intersection of Wilder and Keeaumoku during the investigation. Lanes were reopened at about 10:30 p.m.

Investigators said speed and alcohol to do not appear to be factors in the crash.

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