Traffic Accident in Kaimuki

KAIMUKI (KHNL) - A traffic accident in Kaimuki forced police to shut down a portion of Waialae Avenue for several hours.

Police say a car hit a 16-year-old moped rider on Waialae and 13th avenue, just before 7 p.m.  Paramedics rushed the teen to the Queens Medical Center in critical condition.

Police say the accident involved a moped and a car.

The cause of the accident is still under investigation.

Officers re-opened Waialae Avenue around 10 p.m.