LAHAINA, HI – Police in Maui said a motorcyclist was critically injured in a collision in Lahaina on Friday afternoon.
In a news release, police said the incident happened on Honoapiilani Highway north of Kai Malina Parkway at about 4:11 p.m.
An investigation found that a man was riding a 2002 Honda CRF450R off-road motorcycle south on Honoapiilanii Highway when it struck the rear of a 2004 Honda CRF250X off-road motorcycle operated by a 14-year-old Lahaina boy. Both motorcyclists were ejected onto the roadway.
The operator of the first bike slid forward and under the back of a Nissan Rogue SUV that was stopped at a red light. The motorcycle rider, a 35-year-old Lahaina man, was taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room with life-threatening injuries. The 14-year-old was treated and released at the scene. Neither motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, police said.
The driver of the Rogue, a 62-year-old Oregon woman, was not injured.
Investigators are still trying to determine whether speed, drugs or alcohol were contributing factors in the accident.
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