Honolulu officer in critical condition
Officer Critically Injured in Motorcycle Accident
Nov 21, 2006 07:23 PM PST
HONOLULU (KHNL) - One officer is listed in critical condition after an accident Tuesday morning on Hickam Air Force Base involving three HPD motorcycle officers. The solo bike officers were escorting President Bush's motorcade back to Hickam when the accident occured just after 7:30 AM.
All three officers were taken to Queens Medical Center. One officer is listed in serious condition, the other is listed as in good condition. Roads slick from rain appear to be a factor in the accident.
UPDATE: Officer Steve Favela Dies of Injuries
Officer in Bush Motorcade Accident Dies
Nov 26 7:31 PM US/Eastern
A motorcycle officer injured last week while escorting President Bush in the islands died Sunday, police said.
Steve Favela, 30, and two other officers crashed their cycles as the presidential motorcade was traveling across Hickam Air Force Base to meet troops for breakfast early Tuesday. The other officers were treated at The Queen's Medical Center and released.
Favela, an eight-year veteran of the Honolulu Police Department and father of four, had suffered internal injuries and had been listed in critical condition at the medical center.
Light rain had been falling on the partly cloudy morning, and some roads on the base were slick.
Members of the White House medical team _ including an ambulance _ were cut loose from the motorcade to help. Local ambulance and fire units also responded.