On August 21, 2021, at approximately 5:12 p.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred in the Honolulu area involving a moped and a Multi-Purpose Vehicle.
A moped was stopped behind a Toyota for a red traffic signal at the exit of Kewalo Basin. When the signal turned green, the Toyota proceeded thru the intersection to make a left turn onto Ala Moana Boulevard. For unknown reasons, the moped operator accelerated into the rear of the Toyota.
The moped operator, a 58 year old male, appeared to have suffered minor injuries and was transported to a local hospital in serious but stable condition by EMS. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision. The Honolulu Police Department was notified by the hospital that the male had succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced deceased.
The operator of the MPVH, a 29 year old male, remained on scene and was not injured. His 22 year old male passenger was also not injured.
On August 25, 2021, the Honolulu Police Department was notified by the Medical Examiners Office that the moped operator had died as a result of the collision.
At this time, it is unknown if drugs or alcohol were contributing factors in the collision on behalf of the moped operator. It does not appear that speed, drugs, or alcohol were contributing factors in the collision, on behalf of the operator of the Toyota.
This is the 32nd traffic fatality on Oahu this year, as compared to 31 at this same time last year.