Man nearly killed in Makawao moped accident

Man nearly killed in Makawao moped accident

MAKAWAO, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Maui police are investigating an early morning moped accident in Makawao that nearly killed a man.

MPD responded to the accident on Olinda Road shortly after 1 a.m. Sunday.

Police say the operator of a Toyota pickup truck was traveling South on Olinda Road, when he struck a moped driver.

The driver of the moped, a 36-year-old man from Makawao, sustained life threatening injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment. The operator of the Toyota did not sustain any injuries.

Police say the victim was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash. The involvement of drugs and alcohol have not yet been determined. The investigation is still pending.

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