Man Critically Injured in Fall From Pickup Truck on Kula Hwy

April 7, 2014, 8:01 AM HST · Updated April 7, 10:49 AM
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Graphics by Wendy Osher.

Graphics by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 23-year-old man sustained critical, life-threatening injuries in a motor vehicle accident reported last night on the Kula Highway near the Sun Yat Sen Park.

According to police reports, the man, who was a passenger, climbed out of the cab of the truck through the rear sliding window, and fell out of the truck bed while the truck was moving.

The incident was reported at 7:45 p.m. on Sunday, April 6, 2014, abut 1.7 miles south of Kealakapu Road near mile post 20 of the Kula Highway.

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Police say the 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was being operated by another 23-year-old man, and was traveling north on the Kula Highway when the incident occurred.

According to a report filed by Sergeant William Hankins with the Maui Police Department’s Vehicle Homicide Section, the involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol has not been determined as the investigation is still pending.

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