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Road Work Crew Member Critically Injured, Struck by Oncoming Vehicle in Wailuku

August 13, 2021, 3:02 PM HST
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A male pedestrian who was working in the middle of a lane on Kanaloa Avenue in Wailuku, was struck by an oncoming vehicle and sustained critical life-threatening injuries.

Police say the accident occurred at around 7:13 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 13, 2021 on Kanaloa Avenue, between North Wākea Avenue and Kahului Beach Road.

The collision occurred as a white 2004 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck, traveling south on North Wākea Avenue, negotiated a left turn onto Kanaloa Avenue and struck a male pedestrian working in the middle of the right lane.

The individual sustained critical life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room for further care.

Police say a preliminary investigation revealed that there were no “safety/traffic control devices” utilized by the work crew at the time of the collision.

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The operator of the Toyota truck did not report any injuries. Police say speed is not considered a factor.

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The involvement of drugs and alcohol are pending toxicology results.

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