Two pedestrians struck in South Maui hit and run accident
Two pedestrians were transported to the hospital after they were struck by a pickup truck in a hit and run accident on South Kihei Road early Sunday morning, September 26, 2010. The accident was reported at 2:04 a.m. on South Kihei Road at the Kupuna Street intersection in South Maui.
The two pedestrians were crossing South Kihei Road in a crosswalk when they were struck by a pickup truck that was traveling north on South Kihei Road. After striking both pedestrians, the vehicle did not stop and fled the scene.
One of the pedestrians, a 26-year-old Kihei man, suffered critical, life threatening injuries. The other pedestrian, a 22-year-old man from Hilo, suffered serious injuries. Both were being treated at the Maui Memorial Medical Center.
A description of the pickup was obtained, and investigators were attempting to locate a suspect in Pukalani. Anyone with information on the crash is asked to call Traffic investigators at 244-6344.
The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol are being investigated.
(Posted by Wendy Osher)