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Man hurt critically in crash of motorcycle
Police say speed was a factor in a motorcycle crash on Coral Sea Road in Kalaeloa on Friday that left a 26-year-old man in critical condition.
The crash happened about 4:15 p.m. when the man, of Hickam Air Force Base, was heading north on the roadway on a 2002 blue Yamaha motorcycle.
Police say he was speeding and lost control on a slight curve. He was ejected from the bike and thrown into a concrete barrier.
The man sustained head and other injuries and was taken to the Queen's Medical Center.
Police said the man was wearing a helmet. The crash happened under blue skies and in light traffic.
Woman injured after losing control of car
A woman was critically injured after a crash on the H-1 Freeway just past the Manager's Drive overpass yesterday morning.
Police said a maroon 1991 Volkswagen Jetta heading west on the freeway hit the right rear bumper of a 2003 silver Ford Exposition. The driver of the Jetta lost control of her car, went up an embankment and hit a light pole about 7:10 a.m.
The unidentified woman driving the car was ejected from the vehicle and taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.
The 29-year-old woman driving the Ford Exposition was not injured.
Police said speed may be a factor and the victim apparently was not wearing a seat belt.
Help is sought in 2 school burglaries
Big Island police are asking for the public's help to solve two burglaries at Waimea School.
The first burglary happened sometime between April 7 and April 9. The suspects got into a portable classroom and stole a DVD and VCR player, a computer and sports equipment.
The second burglary occurred sometime between April 24 and April 25.
Stolen were a 27-inch color television, a DVD player and a computer. The suspects also took a Lahaina koa ukulele.
Anyone with information on the burglaries is asked to call officer Andres Fojas or Ivan Tamura at the South Kohala Police Station at 887-3080.
To remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at 961-8300 in Hilo or 329-8181 in Kona.