Motorcycle rider dies after crashing into embankment in Ka’u

Glenn Honda | |

KA’U, HI – The Hawai‘i Police Department said a motorcyclist was killed in an accident in Ka’u on Thursday.

Police issued a news release on the incident that happened at the intersection of Mamalahoa Highway and Leilani Street.

Officers responding at 5:37 p.m. learned that the operator of a 2022 Kawasaki KLX300 motorcycle traveling south had overtaken several vehicles near the Manuka State Park entrance.

After passing the vehicles, the motorcycle was seen crossing over the double solid yellow lines and then hit a rock embankment on the mauka side of the highway.

The rider, a 59-year-old Ocean View man, was ejected from the bike.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to the Kona Community Hospital.

The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating the crash.

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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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