Pedestrian Suffers Life-Threatening Injuries on Kokomo Road

March 11, 2014, 7:39 AM HST · Updated March 11, 1:10 PM
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Kokomo Road. Pedestrian Accident.

Kokomo Road. Pedestrian Accident. Graphics by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 52-year-old Haʻikū woman suffered life-threatening injuries when she was struck by a vehicle while walking on Kokomo Road in Haʻikū last night, police said.

The incident was reported at 7:32 p.m. on Monday March 10, 2014, on Kokomo Road, north of Nehe Place.

According to police reports, the collision occurred when a 2002 Lexus RX300, traveling north on Kokomo Road collided into the woman, walking northbound within the roadway, around a utility truck performing service in the area.

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Police say the 65-year-old Haʻikū woman operating the Lexus, and her juvenile male passenger were not injured in the crash.  Both were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash, and the vehicle’s airbags did not deploy, according to police reports.

Police say the pedestrian was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center via ambulance with life threatening injuries.

The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still pending, according to police.

Kokomo Road was closed between 8:05 p.m. on Monday, and 12:05 a.m. on Tuesday morning, between Lilikoʻi Road and Haupoa Place while police conducted an investigation.

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