Update: Kaahumanu Accident, Motorcyclist in Critical Condition
By Wendy Osher
(Update: 10:27 a.m. 5/19/11)
A 48-year-old Wailuku man was transported to Queens Medical Center on Oahu in critical condition today following an early morning accident in Kahului.
The accident involved a motorcycle and a station wagon, and was reported at 12:34 a.m. on Kaahumanu Avenue, near the Puunene Avenue intersection.
The injured man was operating a 2006 orange Honda motorcycle, and traveling east on Kaahumanu Avenue at the time of the crash. The motorcyclist was struck by a 2005 silver four door Volkswagen that had entered the intersection while traveling northbound on Puunene Avenue. The Volkswagen station wagon was operated by a 62-year-old Haiku man.
The motorcyclist, who was not wearing a helmet at the time of the crash, was initially treated at the Maui Memorial Medical Center, but was later transferred to the Queens Medical Center on Oahu. He was still listed in critical condition at last report.
Maui police are investigating the involvement of speed, drugs or alcohol as possible factors in the crash.
(Update: 6:30 a.m. 5/19/11)
Kaahumanu Avenue is now OPEN at the Puunene Avenue intersection. It was closed overnight because of a motor vehicle accident that was reported at around 12:50 a.m.
***We will post further details as they become available.
(Update: 3:57 a.m. 5/19/2011)
Maui Police have closed Kaahumanu Ave at Wharf St in Kahului due to a motor vehicle accident that occurred overnight. Traffic is being directed through the Maui Mall Parking lot as well as North bound on Puunene Avenue at Kaahumanu Avenue.
Kaahumanu Avenue East bound at Puunene is also closed. Traffic is being redirected onto Puunene Ave.
Maui Police are currently conducting an investigation at the scene. The initial closure went into effect at 12:50 a.m.