A 27-year-old Kailua man is in critical condition after crashing his motorcycle near the Pali on-ramp early Saturday morning.
Police officials say the the man was apparently trying to make a turn on the Pali on-ramp from the Punchbowl H-1 westbound entrance shortly before 1:30 a.m. Witnesses say the man was speeding on his 2013 Victory motorcycle, when he was unable to make the turn on the highway and drove up a dirt embankment and collided head-on into a tree.
The man sustained major head and internal injuries and was transported to the Queens Medical Center in critical condition.
According to HPD, the man was wearing a helmet.
The investigation is ongoing.