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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted at 9:57 p.m., Thursday, January 22, 2009

Kauai teen seriously injured in motorcycle crash

Advertiser Staff

HANAMA'ULU, Kaua'i A 17-year-old male juvenile was airlifted to The Queen's Medical Center Thursday afternoon after sustaining serious injuries in a motorcycle crash.

The Hanama'ulu resident was riding a Yamaha dirt bike on Hanama'ulu Road in the vicinity of the Ohia Road junction about 2:55 p.m. when he lost control and struck a hollow tile wall.

He was transported to Wilcox Hospital and later airlifted to The Queen's Medical Center in Honolulu for further treatment.

He was not wearing a helmet, and speed appears to be a factor in the crash, police said.