On January 31, 2023, at about 5:30 PM, a fatal motor vehicle collision involving a bicyclist occurred in the area of Mokapu Saddle Road and Kapaa Quarry Road in the Kailua area.
It was reported to the Honolulu Police Department, Traffic Division, Vehicular Homicide Section, that a Chevrolet Flatbed truck operated by a 31-year-old male motorist was traveling northbound on Mokapu Saddle Road, attempting to turn right onto Kapaa Quarry Road.
As the 31-year-old male motorist turned onto Kapaa Quarry Road, the rear of his vehicle was struck by a 50-year-old male bicyclist traveling northbound on Mokapu Saddle Road on the paved shoulder.
As a result of the collision, the 50-year-old male bicyclist was ejected onto the roadway.
The 50-year-old male bicyclist was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and later succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead.
The 50-year-old male bicyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
The 31-year-old motorist was not injured as a result of the collision.
At this time, neither speed, drugs, nor alcohol appear to be contributing factors of this collision.
This is the 4th Traffic Fatality on Oahu this year as compared to 4 at the same time in 2022.
The investigation is on going.