Two Killed on H-130

A 36-year-old motorcyclist and a child passenger were killed tonight when a motorcycle apparently struck a sedan that was attempting to turn left from Ainaloa Boulevard onto Highway 130 in Kea’au.

The accident occurred just after 7:30 p.m.

According to the Hawai’i Country Fire Department, the motorcycle was heading toward Pahoa on Highway 130 when it struck the sedan.

A fire crew arrived to find the motorcycle engulfed in flames and the two victims lying 15 to 20 feet away.

According to the fire department, neither victim showed signs of life at the scene. Both were wearing helmets.

3 Responses

  1. I live in Orchidland, we have a gas station at the entrance of the neighborhood. When a new shopping center was built I was sure the increase in traffic would bring a stop light. But apparently the neighborhood couldn’t require the drive in or the hardware store to install a traffic light. I think the county should put lights from Keaau to Pahoa. In peak driving hours, there’s to much traffic and to little visibility. People get impatient waiting to make turns, that’s why we need lights. What to speak of how unsafe it is for pedestrians and cyclists.
    The only improvements I have seen in 8 yrs was a new light put in by the merge lane in Keaau. Now how about the County gets it together and makes the Highway safer for all the families who live and work in Puna.

  2. My reaction also, how sad. That intersection REALLY NEEDS a traffic light!!!

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