HONOLULU (KHON2) — The Honolulu Police Department said that a critical motor vehicle collision involving a skateboarder occurred on Thursday, March 16, at around 1:55 p.m.

According to HPD’s Traffic Division, Vehicular Homicide Section, a 67-year-old male motorist was driving on Kapiʻolani Boulevard in the westbound direction.

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When he reached the intersection at Kona Iki Street, the motorist hit a 35-year-old male who was riding a skateboard and attempting to cross Kapiʻolani Boulevard.

Police said that the skateboarder was not wearing a helmet at the time of the incident. He has been taken to a local area hospital in critical condition.

HPD said that the driver of the vehicle was not injured in the incident and he remained at the scene.

This is the 33rd traffic incident that is reported on the HPD traffic information site for 2023. On this site, HPD provides more detailed information on traffic collisions in and around the city of Honolulu.

In this year, there have been school aged children hit on their way to school or other activities.

There have also been hit-and-runs that have involved the death of pedestrians, operators of motorized vehicles such as mopeds or operators of a non-motorized vehicles such as bikes.

In the last few months, Honolulu has been working to install red-light cameras that are meant to curb pedestrian deaths and injuries as well as motor vehicle collisions.

Officials with Honolulu said that a red-light camera is coming to the intersection where Sara Yara was killed by a motor vehicle on her way to school in February 2023.

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These cameras are being slowly rolled out in various areas across Honolulu at intersections where there are higher than average incidents involving motor vehicles.