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Maui Teen Extricated From Crash on Kaahumanu Avenue

August 11, 2012, 12:48 PM HST
* Updated August 11, 12:49 PM
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Engine 1, assisted by Rescue 10 personnel work to extricate the passenger of the vehicle while medics over see patient care. Photo credit: Fabiola Gosselin.

By Wendy Osher

A 16-year-old Paia girl was extricated from a vehicle involved in a two-car collision this morning on Ka’ahumanu Avenue in Kahului, authorities said.

The accident was reported at 5:55 a.m. on Saturday, August 11, 2012, at the Ka’ahumanu, Mahalani Street intersection.

Emergency crews took 21 minutes to extricate the patient because of technicalities involved with her location in the vehicle, said Ryan Joslin spokesperson for the Maui County Paramedics Association.

The girl, who was a front-seat passenger in a two-door sedan, became pinned when the dash of the vehicle folded down onto her upon impact with a second vehicle, said Joslin.

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The teen was transported in stable condition to the Maui Memorial Medical Center with lower extremity injuries, according to medics.

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In addition to Medic 1, others emergency crews on scene included the Maui Fire Department’s Engine 1 from Wailuku, and Rescue 10 from Kahului.

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