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Motorcycle group holds meeting to address safety issues from driversUPDATED 10:27 PM HST Apr 17, 2014Video Transcript
Good evening, I'm Kenny Choi. And I'm Yunji de Nies.. That's what motorcyclists say is happening... KITV4's Brenton Awa is live with tonights top story. Brenton? Yunji -- bikers are saying the situations getting out of hand -- and they're not getting any help. That's why a motorcycle safety group organized a meeting tonight to get bikers together to recognize this problem and take the first step to solve it. 27 About a third of this crowd say they've been hit by a car while riding a motorcycle... It's a serious problem and bikers are banding together in search of a solution. 2230 "LAST YEAR MY RIDING PARTNER AND I WERE PRETTY MUCH RUN OVER TWICE BY THE SAME VEHICLE." What's worse than getting into accidents? -- being targeted by motorists -- that's what many bikers here are saying is happening in a certain part of town. 459 - 513 "THE RIDER WAS GOING DOWN THE H-O-V LANE, THE VEHICLE STARTED ACTING IRRADIC IN FRONT OF THEM, SHE WASN'T SURE WHETHER THEY WERE DRINKING OR WHATEVER, SO AT ONE POINT AS SOON AS IT GOT SAFE TO DO SO, SHE TRIED TO GO AROUND HIM TO GET AWAY FROM HIM, AT THAT POINT HE TRIED TO RUN HER INTO THE WALL." Others have similar stories... They say their patience is wearing thin. 1100 - ROBERT JOHNSON "IT'S GOING TO GO ON ONLY FOR SO LONG AND PEOPLE ARE GOING TO TAKE MATTERS INTO THEIR OWN HANDS." 1958 "WE'VE GOT A GUY SITTING RIGHT HERE, LOOKS PRETTY BEAT UP TO ME. WHERE DO WE GO, HOW DOES IT GET TO THE POINT TO GET IT IN FRONT OF SOMEBODY." That guy is Robert Johnson -- who's obviously still injured. Johnson says he was riding in Ewa when a motorist targeted and t-boned his bike. 1413 - ROBERT JOHNSON "HE WAS SIX INCHES FROM MY FACE TELLING ME HE WAS GOING TO WATCH ME DIE." Johnson says he's still waiting for police to hear his story... That's what many of these bikers are waiting for as well. 1921 "HPD SOUNDS LIKE THEY'RE SITTING ON THEIR BUTTS WAITING FOR THIS GUY TO KILL SOMEBODY. THEY'RE NOT TAKING ACTION, THEY HAVE THE INFORMATION." So do these bikers... Who say something has to happen... 2427 "SOMEBODY NEEDS TO BEAT THE BRAKES OFF THIS DUDE IF THEY FIND HIM." before someone else gets hurt Aside from bikers being given advice to make sure they file police reports and make sure they have added insurance -- there wasn't a clear solution on how to do that. But the motorcycle safety group called "watch out" hopes to continue these meetings and get police and lawmakers on board.