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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, April 4, 2010

Police investigating fatal motorcycle crash in Enchanted Lake

Advertiser Staff

A 34-year-old Kailua woman died Saturday night in a motorcycle accident in an Enchanted Lake neighborhood where residents say speeding has been a chronic problem for years.

According to a police report: The woman was on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle heading north on Wanaao Road near Paopua Loop in the rain when she slammed into a parked Toyota pickup truck at 7:55 p.m. There was no one in the truck. The woman was speeding and she was not wearing a helmet, police said.

She was pronounced dead at The Queen's Medical Center at 9:29 p.m. The Medical Examiner's office has not yet identified her.

The posted speed limit on the residential street is 25 mph.

The accident happened in front of the home of Hawila Badiyo, who said the pickup truck belongs to his mother-in-law. He said the truck was totaled.

Neighbors said the motorcyclist was closely following a van, which pulled over to let her pass. The motorcycle passed the van, lost control and crashed into the parked truck.

"We heard the bike open up, speed up, and then heard a loud crash," Badiyo said yesterday. "Then we ran outside and saw that she had hit the truck."

He said two off-duty EMS paramedics were in a car behind the motorcycle and treated her until an ambulance arrived.

Badiyo and other neighbors said the fatal crash was the third accident on the block in less than a month. Two earlier crashes took out a wall and a fire hydrant, they said.

Badiyo said the accidents involved speeding or speeding and drinking.

Police said they did not know if alcohol was involved in Saturday's accident.