Two Injured in Critical Wailuku Crash Near Hospital

October 4, 2013, 5:45 AM HST · Updated October 7, 9:14 AM
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Mahalani traffic crash, 10/3/13. Photo courtesy Skippy Hau.

Mahalani traffic crash, 10/3/2013. Photo courtesy Skippy Hau.

By Wendy Osher

Two people were injured, one critically in a collision near the Maui Memorial Medical Center in Wailuku Thursday night.

The incident was reported at 5:08 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 3, on Mahalani Street just north of the Maui Lani Parkway intersection.

According to police reports, the driver of a brown 2005 Ford Focus was headed north on Mahalani Street when he crossed completely left of center and collided into a red 1995 Dodge Ram pickup truck traveling in the opposite direction.

Mahalani traffic crash, 10/3/13. Photo courtesy Skippy Hau.

Mahalani traffic crash, 10/3/2013. Photo courtesy Skippy Hau.

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The operator of the Focus sustained critical-life threatening injuries as a result of the collision, according to a report filed by Maui Police Sgt. William Hankins with the Department’s Vehicle Homicide Section.

Police say he was not wearing a seatbelt and an airbag was deployed.

A child passenger in the Dodge pickup sustained minor injuries and was transported to the hospital for treatment.

Police say the child was secured in a rear-facing child safety seat positioned in the middle-back seat of the pickup truck.  The driver of the pickup was uninjured, police said.

Authorities say alcohol and speed are still under investigation as possible factors in the crash.

Mahalani traffic crash, 10/3/13. Photo courtesy Skippy Hau.

Mahalani traffic crash, 10/3/2013. Photo courtesy Skippy Hau.

Mahalani traffic crash, 10/3/13. Photo courtesy Skippy Hau.

Mahalani traffic crash, 10/3/2013. Photo courtesy Skippy Hau.

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