OCEAN VIEW, HI – Hawai‘i Island police said they are searching for the driver involved in a crash that critically injured a motorcycle rider on Saturday night.
A police news release stated that officers responded to the intersection of Māmalahoa Highway and Aloha Boulevard at 10:16 p.m.
Police determined that a 59-year-old man was driving south on a 2003 Harley-Davidson Road King motorcycle and overtaking several vehicles in a no-passing zone. As the motorcycle was passing a 2006 Nissan SUV, the SUV made a left turn onto Aloha Boulevard and the motorcycle hit the rear of the vehicle.
The motorcycle rider was ejected over 250 feet from the bike, and was listed in critical condition after being transported to the Queens Medical Center on Oahu. He was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
The SUV fled the scene into the upper portion of the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision, investigators said. It was believed that speed may have contributed to the collision.
The vehicle police are looking for, based on evidence from the scene, is described as a white 2006 Nissan Murano SUV. Charges against the motorcyclist may be pending based upon further investigation, police said.
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