Wailuku Man Critically Injured in Hāna Highway Crash

June 10, 2014, 8:21 AM HST · Updated June 10, 9:01 AM
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Hāna Highway crash. Maui Now graphic.

Hāna Highway crash. Maui Now graphic.

By Wendy Osher

The involvement of speed is suspected as a factor in a single-car crash along the Hāna Highway in Haʻikū on Monday night that left one man hospitalized with critical life-threatening injuries, police said.

According to police reports, the 30-year old Wailuku man was driving a 1997 Cadillac four-door sedan, and was headed north on the Hāna Highway when he lost control of the vehicle, crossed into the southbound lane of travel, and collided into a utility pole on the south bound embankment.

Following the collision with the utility pole, police say the vehicle continued northbound within the southbound embankment, and struck a cluster of mailboxes, and a second utility pole where the vehicle came to rest.

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The incident was reported at around 9:52 p.m. on Monday, June 9, 2014, about a half mile north of mile-16 of the highway just north of Holokai Road.

Police say the man was the lone occupant of the vehicle, and was not wearing a seat belt at the time of the crash.

A preliminary investigation reveals that both driver and passenger side airbags deployed.

The man was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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