HONOLULU (KHON2) — Traffic was contraflowed on Kamehameha Highway near the Crouching Lion area after an accident critically injured a moped rider on Tuesday, May 18.
The incident happened near Kahana Bay at approximately 3 p.m., Honolulu Emergency Medical Services (EMS) said.
According to police, a 26-year-old visitor from Ohio was operating a 2021 Zhong moped on Kamehameha Highway heading northwest just past the Crouching Lion restaurant. Police said she then veered to the right and collided into the metal guardrail.
She was taken to the hospital in critical condition for life-threatening injuries.
Police said the moped rider was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, and speed may have been a factor. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were involved.
This investigation is ongoing.