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Pedestrian Suffers Life-Threatening
Injuries on Kokomo Road

Updated 01:10 PM HST, March 11, 2014
Posted 07:39 AM HST, March 11, 2014
Kokomo Road. Pedestrian Accident.

Kokomo Road. Pedestrian Accident. Graphics by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 52-year-old Haʻikū woman suffered life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a vehicle while walking on Kokomo Road in Haʻikū last night, police said.

The incident was reported at 7:32 p.m. on Monday March 10, 2014, on Kokomo Road, north of Nehe Place.

According to police reports, the collision occurred when a 2002 Lexus RX300, traveling north on Kokomo Road collided into the woman, walking northbound within the roadway, around a utility truck performing service in the area.

Police say the 65-year-old Haʻikū woman operating the Lexus, and her juvenile male passenger were not injured in the crash.  Both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, and the vehicle’s airbags did not deploy, according to police reports.

Police say the pedestrian was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center via ambulance with life threatening injuries.

The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still pending, according to police.

Kokomo Road was closed between 8:05 p.m. on Monday, and 12:05 a.m. on Tuesday morning, between Lilikoʻi Road and Haupoa Place while police conducted an investigation.

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  • Praying

    Prayers and thoughts go out to the woman and her family. May God Bless them during her recovery.

  • Mauigirl

    This doesn’t surprise me. I can’t believe how aggressive and fast people drive not only on Kokomo but Baldwin Ave as well. Come on community slow down and respect the speed limits. They are there for a reason. I pray this women survives and is not disabled for life because of one woman’s recklessness. Slow down Maui!

    • haikuboy

      Love how you jump to the conclusion that the woman was driving reckless and speeding. The operator of the vehicle happened to be my grandmother who has never known to be a careless driver, especially with children in the vehicle. You are right in the sense that kokomo is known for speeders and reckless drivers, but don’t assume that you know all the details of this tragic even. We happen to know the woman who was hit too and my entire family sends prayers out to them

    • jkhaiku

      @mauigirl..really? You like claim Maui girl, then have some repect for all involved before recklessly posting.

      • Stop talking-you know who

        I agree. Unless you read the police report or was there, do not jump to conclusions.The woman who is hurt is a beautiful person inside and out and I’m sure the lady who hit could also be the same. So people, stop spreading rumors and making up your own scenerios. I already heard several rumors today that is totally false. Stop talking if you dont have your facts straight

  • Johnny from Kokomo

    Fix Kokomo road! And prayers to the woman and her family.

  • Gurn Blanston

    Wow. Praying for the victim.

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