UPDATE: 16-Year-Old Boy Critically Injured, Struck by Car in Kahului Crosswalk
By Maui Now Staff
(Update: 10:16 a.m. 5/27/15)
A 16-year-old Kahului boy was in critical condition at last report after being struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross South Papa Avenue within a marked crosswalk on Tuesday night, May 26, 2015, police said.
The incident was reported at approximately 8:40 p.m. at the Kea Street intersection.
According to police reports, the collision occurred when a 40-year-old Kahului resident, operating a 2006 Toyota Corolla four-door sedan, was traveling south on South Papa Avenue and failed to see the boy who was waking west within the crosswalk.
Police say the pedestrian was struck by the Toyota sedan and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition with life-threatening injuries.
Police say the operator of the Toyota was wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash, and the vehicle’s airbags did not deploy.
Police say the involvement of speed, drugs, and alcohol has not been determined as an investigation is still pending.
(UPDATE: 12:20 a.m. 5/27/15)
All roads are now open. Details of the accident are pending release and will be posted here when they become available. Please check back.
(ROAD CLOSURE: 8:52 p.m. 5/26/15)
Maui police have closed the intersection at South Papa Street and Kea Street in Kahului due to a motor vehicle accident. There is no estimated time on when the road will be reopened.
***Please check back for updates which will be posted as they become available.