On Saturday, February 18, 2023, at about 9:43 p.m., a critical motor vehicle collision occurred in the Waipahu area, involving 2 mopeds.
It was reported to the Honolulu Police Department, Traffic Division, Vehicular Homicide Section that a 28-year-old adult male moped rider, was speeding westbound on Farrington Highway and collided with a 34-year-old adult male moped rider, which was making a right turn at Paiwa Street.
As a result of the collision, both moped riders was ejected onto the roadway and both was taken to an area hospital in critical condition where later the 28-year-old adult male succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead. The 34-year-old male was upgraded to serious condition.
At this time speed appears to be a factor in this collision. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are factors in this collision.
This is the 10th Traffic Fatality on Oahu this year compared to 8 during the same time in 2022.
The investigation is ongoing.