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South Kona, HI – Teen Killed, Another Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Old Mamalahoa Hwy

June 16, 2022

South Kona, HI (June 16, 2022) – A 19-year-old man driving a motorcycle was killed during a three-vehicle crash on Wednesday, June 15th in South Kona.

Police were dispatched to the scene in the area of Mamalahoa Highway and Old Mamalahoa Highway at about 9:30 a.m. 

An investigation determined that a Toyota SUV driven by a 64-year-old woman made a lefthand turn onto Hawaii Belt Road in front of the southbound motorcycle. 

The force of the impact sent the motorcyclist skidding into a Kia driven by a 38-year-old woman.

A 17-year-old male passenger on the motorcycle was taken by ambulance to the Kona Community Hospital in stable condition.

The motorcycle operator was also transported to the same hospital where he was pronounced dead.

An autopsy has been ordered to establish the exact cause of death.

The investigation is ongoing.

This is the 19th road fatality this year compared to 12 at the same time in 2021. This is also the third crash fatality on Hawaii Island roads in as many days.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and his family in hopes of a full recovery.

Motorcycle Injuries in Hawaii

South Kona, HI - Teen Killed, Another Injured in Motorcycle Crash on Old Mamalahoa Hwy

Only 3% of all registered vehicles in Hawaii are motorcycles, but these vehicles are involved in close to 15% of all deadly traffic accidents. Motorcycle crashes are typically very serious because not only are riders fully exposed to the ground and other vehicles, but they have absolutely no safety protections for their riders.  

The NHTSA’s Share the Road program was created for the sole purpose of raising awareness of the safety of motorcyclists. Regrettably, motorcycle crashes still happen, and most riders find themselves critically injured in the aftermath.

If you were hurt in a motorcycle accident in Hawaii, you might be qualified to collect damages that can cover your medical costs, lost income from being unable to work, and other losses.  

While you are healing from your injuries, the last thing you need to be worried about is insurance claims, aggravating paperwork, and complex legal proceedings. Our motorcycle injury attorneys in Honolulu have been assisting motorcycle accident victims in Hawaii for over six decades.

Our knowledgeable Hawaii personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner have the experience required to seek the maximum amount of compensation the law entitles you to through a favorable verdict or a satisfactory settlement.  

If you were injured in a moped accident due to a negligent driver, contact our Hawaii personal injury lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 and scheduling a free, no-obligation assessment of your potential claim.

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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