Police on the Hunt for Hit & Run Suspect

Roderick Irvin
Roderick Irvin
Irvin shows KHNL News 8 reporter Minna Sugimoto damage to his motorcycle suffered in hit and run accident.
Irvin shows KHNL News 8 reporter Minna Sugimoto damage to his motorcycle suffered in hit and run accident.

(KHNL)  He was cruising on his motorcycle, when a car came out of nowhere and hit him.

Now, a Mililani man and H.P.D. are asking for your help in identifying the driver who fled the scene.

Roderick Irvin says, despite what many people think, most motorcyclists are very careful when they're on the roadways. Irvin started riding five years ago. This is the first time he's been involved in a crash.

His body is battered.

"My foot," he said, describing his injuries. "I mean, and then I got bandages here."

His custom motorcycle is wrecked.

"Ground up my wiring harness, so my bike doesn't work at all," he said.

The damage was inflicted on what was supposed to be a leisurely Saturday.

"Just enjoy the day, take pictures," he said. "I like to go out and ride around and go to different beaches, different locations."

Irvin was riding his motorcycle on the H-1 Freeway in Aiea February 11th, when a car plowed into him.

"I saw a blur for like about a split second," he said. "By the time I saw it, my bike just started shaking violently. And then I just was thrown off."

Police say the driver of the car left the 34-year-old, single father of two wounded on the freeway.

"The female driver gets out of the car, walks over to check on the victim," Sgt. Kim Capllonch, Crimestoppers, said. "He looks at her. She turns and flees the scene."

The woman is believed to be in her 30s. She was driving a gold or tan, four-door Honda. The car may have damage to its rear, left area.

"I would just like for her to turn herself in," Irvin said. "Do the right thing. Just be responsible."

Irvin shows us the clothes he was wearing that day, and knows it could have been a lot worse.

"I just laid there and tried to just contemplate. Was I alive or dead? So I looked down at the ground. I saw this gravel. I was like, I don't think heaven has gravel," he said, laughing.

If you have information that could help crack the case, call Crimestoppers at 955-8300. Calls are confidential.