KAILUA-KONA, HI – A man was arrested after authorities said he struck a Kailua-Kona man riding a moped on Sunday afternoon.
Big Island Now reports police responded to the scene on Ali‘i Drive near mile marker 3 at 2:46 p.m. A 2023 Chevrolet Suburban and a 2022 Icebear moped were both headed north when investigators say the Suburban driver tried to make a right turn and struck the moped, which was in the designated bike lane.
The 54-year-old man riding the moped was ejected due to the collision and was listed in critical condition after being transported to the Queens Medical Center on O’ahu. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The driver of the Suburban, 59-year-old Thomas Sharkey of Sandy, Utah, was arrested for negligent injury and was released pending further investigation. Police said there was suspicion the moped rider was under the influence of an intoxicant.
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