The moped rider in a major crash with a pickup truck in Kahului last Friday has died.
Maui Police say 56 year-old Richard J. Organiscak succumbed to his injuries yesterday in the Intensive Care Unit at Maui Memorial Medical Center.
On Friday, March 27, 2015 at 12:32 p.m., the crash occurred when a black 2013 DAIX moped making a left turn from the exit of 349 Hanakai Street, in Kahului failed to yield and collided with a white 2008 Toyota Tacoma pick-up truck traveling south on Hanakai Street.
Mr. Organiscak was the operator of the involved moped and was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Speed is not suspected as a factor in this collision. The involvement of drugs and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still pending.
This is Maui County’s 2nd traffic fatality for the year 2015 as compared to 3 at this same time last year.