Driver facing charges in Maui crash that left moped rider critically injured

Glenn Honda | |

WAIKAPU, HI – Authorities said a driver has been arrested following a hit-and-run incident in Maui that left a moped driver critically injured.

According to a report by KHON, the crash occurred on Honoapiʻilani Highway near Wilikona Place in Waikapu.

Investigators determined that the operator of a 2021 Zhong moped was headed south on the highway Tuesday at about 10:12 a.m. and was struck from behind by a 2004 Pontiac sedan.  The moped driver, a 32-year-old Waihuku woman, was dragged after the collision and was critically injured.  She was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center.

Maui officials said the driver of the Pontiac fled the scene without stopping to help, but was followed by a good Samaritan who contacted police.  Officers then located the vehicle involved and stopped the driver in the Olowalu area.

The suspected driver, a 38-year-old Lahaina man, now faces several charges including first-degree negligent injury, collisions involving death or serious bodily injury, and operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant.  The preliminary investigation indicated that alcohol and drugs were contributing factors in the accident.

When you are recovering from a moped traffic collision, how much time and energy do you have to spend on fighting with insurance companies to pursue a claim for compensation for your injuries? Our Honolulu moped accident attorney is prepared to take on the burden of fighting for the compensation and justice you deserve, allowing you to focus on recovering from your injuries and getting back to your job, family, and life. Call us at (808) 427-3088 or visit our contact page to arrange a free consultation.

Glenn T. Honda

For over 29 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawaii get the best outcome for their case, whether it’s maximizing their settlement, or balancing costs and risks vs. putting the whole experience behind them. As the founding attorney of the Recovery Law Center, he is passionate about helping his clients with their physical, emotional and financial recovery. Mr. Honda will fight to get you coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property and other costs related to your accident.


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