Kailua-Kona man killed when motorcycle collides with pickup truck

Glenn Honda | |

NORTH KONA, HI – The Hawaii Police Department said a Kailua-Kona man was killed in a motorcycle accident on Wednesday night.

Police said in a news release that the crash occurred at the intersection of Palani Road and Kealakaa Street in North Kona shortly before 8 p.m.

An investigation indicated that the 29-year-old victim was riding north on a 2023 Yamaha XTZ690 motorcycle and overtook several vehicles on Palani Road.  The motorcyclist then was seen disregarding a red stop light and drove between two vehicles stopped at the intersection.

The motorcycle clipped a 2006 Nissan Frontier pickup truck, police said.  The rider was thrown from the bike and struck a utility pole.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to the Kona Community Hospital.  He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Police believe speed was a contributing factor in the incident.

Have you been injured in a motorcycle accident on the roads of Hawaii? If so, the Recovery Law Center would like to discuss your case with you. Our experienced Hawaii motorcycle accident lawyer can help you obtain compensation for medical costs, lost income, and other accident-related expenses.  To schedule a free consultation where we can review your case, call us at (808) 427-3088 or contact us online.

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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