Motorcyclist, 23, dies from injuries following in single-vehicle crash in Schofield
HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 23-year-old male motorcyclist has died following a single-vehicle crash in Schofield Thursday morning, Emergency Medical Services said.
The incident happened around 5:50 a.m. on Wilikina Drive.
Honolulu police said the motorcyclist was speeding northbound on Wilikina Drive when he broadsided a vehicle exiting a residential area.
EMS said it administered advanced life support on the motorcyclist and transported him to the hospital in critical condition, where he later died.
Authorities said he was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The driver of the broadsided vehicle suffered minor injuries and refused treatment on scene, officials said.
Police had shut down a portion of Wilikina Drive between Kunia Road and Macomb Road for investigation but it has since been reopened.
Speed appears to be a contributing factor in the crash. It is unknown at this time if alcohol or drugs were factors.
This is the 25th traffic fatality on Oahu this year, compared to 18 during the same time last year.
It’s also the latest in a series of deadly motorcycle crashes on Oahu in recent weeks, including one in Ewa Beach in which a 26-year-old motorcyclist was killed, another in Kapolei that killed a 35-year-old, and a third deadly crash in Hawaii Kai that involved a 20-year-old motorcyclist.
Honolulu police are set to discuss these crashes in a press conference on Thursday afternoon.
An investigation is ongoing.
This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.
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