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Update: Hāna Highway in Kahului now OPEN following motor vehicle accident

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Pedestrian suffers critical life-threatening injuries, struck by vehicle on Hāna Highway

A 51-year-old man sustained critical life-threatening injuries after he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross the Hāna Highway on foot on Thursday morning.

The incident was reported at around 5:24 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022 on the Hāna Highway (36) at the Hoʻokele Street intersection in Kahului.

Police say a preliminary investigation reveals that a white 2005 Honda Civic four-door sedan, traveling westbound within the inner lane of Hāna Highway, collided into the pedestrian, who was traveling southbound, crossing the highway.

The pedestrian, who police say is known to frequent the Kahului area, was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment. The operator of the Honda, a 54-year-old male from Haʻikū, did not report any injuries.


Police say the involvement of drugs and alcohol has yet to be determined as this investigation is ongoing.


Update: 8:15 a.m., May 26, 2022

The Hāna Highway is now open in both directions. The highway was closed earlier this morning following a motor vehicle accident near the Hoʻokele intersection.

Update: 6 a.m., May 26, 2022


As of 6 a.m., the Hāna Highway is now open for traffic in the eastbound direction. The highway remains closed in the westbound direction following a motor vehicle accident reported at around 5:42 a.m.

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The Hāna Highway is closed in both directions between Airport Access Road and Hansen Road in Kahului due to a motor vehicle accident.

Maui police are redirecting west bound traffic down Hansen Road and East bound traffic onto Hoʻokele Street.

The closure went into effect at around 5:42 a.m. on Thursday, May 26, 2022.

Motorists are asked to avoid the area.

*Check back for updates, which will be posted as they become available.

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