A Lahaina man was critically injured Sunday when the moped he was operating crashed into a pickup truck that police say failed to yield the right of way on Honoapiilani Highway.
The 1990 Ford F150 pickup was headed north on the highway when the 66-year-old driver from Lahaina turned right onto Wahikuli Road at about 11:30 a.m. Police said the driver turned in front of a Sunny moped headed north on the highway in the bike lane.
As a result, police said, the moped crashed into the right front fender of the pickup truck. The 53-year-old moped operator suffered critical, life-threatening injuries and was taken by ambulance to Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Emergency responders work at the scene of a two-vehicle crash that left one man critically injured at the intersection of Honoapiilani Highway and Wahikuli Road on Sunday. Police say a 53-year-old Lahaina man was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center with life-threatening injuries after the moped he was operating crashed into a pickup truck that turned in front of him on the highway. The crash remains under investigation.
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Neither the driver of the pickup nor the 71-year-old Lahaina man riding in the front seat was injured. Both were wearing seat belts.
Police said the operator of the moped was not wearing a helmet.
Police did not release the names of those involved in the crash and were continuing to investigate.