A Makawao man is clinging to life this morning after he was struck while riding his moped shortly after 1 a.m. today.
Maui Police say that a Toyota pickup truck was travelling south along Olinda Road north of Kehau Place in Makawao at 1:09 a.m. The truck struck the moped, travelling in the same direction. As a result the moped operator sustained life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.
The victim was not wearing a helmet. The Toyota’s airbags did not deploy and the driver was uninjured. Maui Police are still investigating the possible involvement of speed, drugs or alcohol as contributing factors in the incident.