Woman Critically Injured, Struck by Vehicle Driven by 11-year-old Boy
By Maui Now Staff
An 87-year-old Haʻikū woman was critically injured after being struck by a vehicle in the parking lot of the Nisei Veterans Memorial Center in Kahului on Saturday afternoon. Maui police say the vehicle was being driven by an 11-year-old boy from Wailuku.
The incident was reported at 12:48 p.m. on Saturday July 18, 2015.
According to police reports, the crash occurred when a white 1999 Mitsubishi Galant four door sedan, driven by the boy, began backing in the southern direction, out of a marked parking stall. Police say the driver’s side door of the Galant struck a female pedestrian who was standing near the vehicle and was knocked to the ground.
The report further states that the Galant then continued in the southern direction and collided into the left side of the silver 2006 Honda Element multi purpose vehicle that was stopped behind the Galant. Both vehicles suffered minor damages.
Police say the victim suffered life threatening injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room in critical condition.
The juvenile male operator of the Galant, and the 74-year-old Pāʻia woman who was operating the Element, did not report any injuries.
The involvement of speed, alcohol, and drug impairment do not appear to be factors in this crash however, they remain under investigation, according to an accident synopsis filed by Maui Police Traffic Section Sergeant Gregg Rowe.