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Driver arrested after hitting wrong-way moped rider

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu police said they are investigating a moped crash that critically injured the rider on King Street around 1:45 a.m. Monday.

Traffic investigators said the 33-year-old man from Honolulu was driving his moped westbound, in the wrong direction, against one-way traffic along South King Street near Kealamakai Street by the Straub Clinic and Hospital, when he was hit by an oncoming car.

The driver of the car, a 32-year-old man from Mililani, was arrested on suspicion of operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.

EMS officials said the moped rider suffered head injuries, and appeared to have not been wearing a helmet.

Crews transported the injured moped rider in serious but stable condition to the trauma unit at Queen's Medical Center.

Officers with HPD’s Traffic Division are investigating the incident.

It's unclear if the moped rider will face any charges.
 
Police earlier closed down eastbound lanes of King Street at Kapiolani Boulevard near Cooke Street while the investigation was underway. Traffic was diverted at Kapiolani Boulevard.

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