Lahaina Woman Critically Injured in Honoapiʻilani CrashOctober 26, 2015, 9:15 AM HST · Updated October 26, 2:36 PM 0 Comments
UPDATE: 8:55 a.m. 10/26/15
A 32-year-old Lahaina woman was critically injured in an evening crash on the Honoapiʻilani Highway in Lahaina over the weekend, police said.
The incident was reported at 5:52 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015, on the Honoapiʻilani Highway, just south of Pōhaku Aeko Street, near Mile 13.
According to police reports, the woman, who was operating a blue Toyota Corolla, “attempted to cross the southbound lane of the Honoapiʻilani Highway from the southbound shoulder, in order to head north.”
Police say the Corolla was broadsided by a silver Toyota 4-Runner that was traveling south.
As a result of the collision, police say the woman was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center emergency room with critical, life-threatening injuries.
The 28-year-old Kahului man that was driving the 4-Runner suffered minor injuries and was also transported to the emergency room for treatment, police said.
Police said the diver of the 4-Runner appeared to have been wearing his seatbelt, while the operator of the Corolla was not.
The cause of the accident remains under investigation.
UPDATE: 10:10 p.m. 10/25/15. All roads are now OPEN.
UPDATE : 8:30 p.m. 10/25/15. Contra flow is being conducted along Honoapiʻilani Hwy. in the area of Ukumehame Park due to a motor vehicle accident.
ORIGINAL POST: 6:06 p.m. 10/25/15. Honoapiʻilani Hwy. area of Ukumehame Park (MP-12) is closed in both directions due to a motor vehicle accident.