On Thursday, June 3, 2021, at about 1:55 p.m., a Major Motor Vehicle Collision occurred in the Portlock area involving three (3) vehicles.
A Toyota truck operated by a 50 year old male, was traveling westbound on Kalanianaole Highway when it initiated a turn onto Nawiliwili Street. A Suzuki motorcycle, operated by a 35 year old male, was traveling in the eastbound direction on Kalanianaole Highway at a high rate of speed. It then struck the Toyota truck while it made the turn. Following the initial impact, the motorcycle slid and struck a Ford sedan operated by a 78 year old male.
The operators of the truck and Ford sedan were not injured and remained at the scene.
The motorcyclist was not wearing a helmet. He sustained injuries to his head and body and was pronounced dead at the scene.
Speed appears to be a factor on the motorcyclist. Unknown if alcohol or drugs were factors.
Speed, alcohol, and drugs were not factors on the operators of the truck and sedan.
This is the 23rd Traffic Fatality in Oahu this year, as compared to 18 at this same time last year.
This investigation is on-going.