Vehicle Hits Street Sweeper in Waikapu Accident

September 6, 2012, 2:11 PM HST · Updated September 7, 12:31 PM
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By Wendy Osher

(Update: 7 p.m. 9/6/12)

An afternoon accident in Waikapu on Maui was the result of a collision between a vehicle and a street sweeper.

Medics transported a 57-year-old woman to the hospital in stable condition after responding to the scene at 1:34 p.m., said Maui Paramedics Association spokesperson Ryan Joslin.

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Upon arrival, medics found a silver sedan vehicle that had crashed into a street sweeper about a quarter mile south of the Kahili Golf Course on the Honoapiilani Highway.

According to medics, reports stated that the woman was driving the sedan and swerved to avoid a crash into the back of the street sweeper, which was traveling around 5-10 mph.

The sedan sustained major damage and the driver was transported to the hospital with chest injuries, Joslin said.

The driver of the street sweeper received no apparent injuries, according to officials.

(Update: 2:41 p.m. 9/6/12)

The Honoapiilani Highway in Waikapu is now completely OPEN following an accident reported at around 1:40 p.m.

(Posted: 2:02 p.m. 9/6/12)

Maui police are alternating traffic on the Honoapiilani Highway (30) between the Kuihelani Highway and the entrance to the Kahili Golf Course at 1:44 p.m.

The partial closure is due to a motor vehicle accident.

Officials say the road will re-open once the vehicles involved in the accident have been removed.

At 2 p.m., police were alternating traffic.

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