18-year-old in critical condition after motorcycle accident on H-3

18-year-old in critical condition after motorcycle accident on H-3
Emergency crews respond to critical motorcycle crash on the H3 Freeway, as seen from a distance on a city traffic camera.

KANEOHE, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Police said a motorcyclist was hospitalized after crashing on the H-3 Freeway eastbound Saturday night.

The emergency call came in around 8 p.m. near the Kamehameha Highway off-ramp.

Police said an 18-year-old man was driving the motorcycle at a high rate of speed.

“As the motorcyclist neared a bend in the roadway, it lost control and subsequently struck the pavement.” HPD said in an update on the incident.

The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

During the investigation, drivers were diverted onto Kamehameha Highway.

Speed appeared to be a factor, police said, but it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were also factors.

This story will be updated.

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