HONOLULU (KHON2) — Honolulu Police said a person is in critical condition after a moped accident.

The incident occurred around 7:30 p.m. in the Waimanalo area, according to police.

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Kalaniana’ole Hwy. is closed in both directions between 41-491 and 497 Kalaniana’ole Hwy, per HPD.

HPD is diverting traffic and asking everyone to seek alternative routes.

The moped driver is a 30-year-old male who was taken to Queen’s Medical Center and remains in critical condition.

UPDATE:

An unknown sedan was spotted in the area that rear ended a moped operated by
a 36-year-old male, said police.

According to HPD, the driver of the moped was not wearing a helmet at the
time of the accident; and when the sedan hit the moped, the moped driver was
thrown onto the pavement causing critical head and body injuries.

The moped driver was taken to a local area hospital and remains in critical
condition, added HPD.

At this time, HPD said that the driver of the sedan did not stop once the
accident occurred and continued westbound toward Kailua on Kalaniana’ole Hwy.

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Police ask that if any one has information on this incident or is a witness
to please contact HPD’s Traffic Division, Vehicular Homicide Section at (808)
723-3413.

HPD is not clear on whether alcohol or drugs were a factor in the accident.