Mo-ped rider dies from injuries
A 34-year-old mo-ped rider, critically injured Friday in a collision with a car, died at 5:20 p.m. yesterday at The Queen's Medical Center, the Honolulu medical examiner's office said.
The man was identified as Henry Poaha of Honolulu.
Poaha was on Lusitana Street, 54 feet south of San Antonio Avenue when his 1986 Honda mo-ped collided with a white 2002 Saturn making a left turn into a driveway. The mo-ped did not have a headlight.
LIHU'E PASSENGER DIES IN CAR CRASH
One man was killed and another injured in a head-on crash in Lihue Saturday evening, according to Kaua'i police.
Killed in the 5:50 p.m. crash was a 33-year-old Lihu'e man who was a passenger in a Geo Prism traveling south-bound on Rice Street between the entrance to the Kaua'i Marriott Resort and Beach Club and the Makoi Street junction.
The driver of the Geo Prism was taken first to Wilcox Memorial Hospital and later flown to The Queen's Medical Center on O'ahu.
The driver of the north-bound vehicle, a Ford pickup truck, was treated and released. A female passenger in the pickup was seriously injured and has undergone surgery at Wilcox Memorial Hospital, police said.
SHORE REOPENED AFTER SHARK ATTACK
Officials yesterday reopened a stretch of Maui shoreline that was closed after a 29-year-old visitor was attacked Saturday by a shark off Kama'ole Beach Park II in Kihei.
The attack left Kyle Gruen of Vancouver, British Columbia, with a deep gouge just above his knee and two bite wounds on his upper thigh. He was in water about 30 to 40 feet deep.
Following protocol, state Department of Land and Natural Resources, Maui lifeguards and firefighters patrolled the waters yesterday morning for about an hour from Keawakapu to Cove Park near Kalama Beach Park looking for sharks. None were sighted.
3.8 EARTHQUAKE SHAKES WAIKOLOA
A magnitude 3.8 earthquake rattled the Waikoloa area of the Big Island at 3:36 p.m. yesterday, with some people reporting that they felt it as far away as O'ahu.
No damage was reported.
The quake was in the same general area as the 6.7 and 6.0 magnitude earthquakes on Oct. 15 that damaged hotels, businesses and homes, said Stuart Koyanagi, a geophysicist with the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center on O'ahu.
"Some people on O'ahu felt it, particularly in Manoa," Ko-yanagi said. "We had an employee from there call us."