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Update: Vehicle drives through store front of Rodeo General Store in Makawao causing $200K damage

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Update: (8:17 p.m., Monday, Aug. 1, 2022)

A motor vehicle accident resulted in an estimated $200,000 in damage to the Rodeo General Store in Makawao after a brand new vehicle mistakenly drove through the storefront on Monday afternoon.

The accident was reported at around 3:04 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022. Officers responded to the business, located at 3661 Baldwin Avenue in Makawao, and found a 2022 Mercedes Benz sedan had crashed into the building. 

A preliminary police investigation reveals the operator of the Mercedes was realigning its parking fronting the business when it collided into a 2006 Chevrolet pickup truck.  The operator of the Mercedes then mistakenly accelerated into the business’ front entrance, according to police.

As a result of the collision, a  female employee within the business sustained injuries. She was treated and released on the scene by Medic personnel, according to department spokesperson Alana Pico.

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The vehicle involved was a dark colored Mercedes with temporary plates. In addition to the storefront, two wooden parking posts were pushed to the ground in the incident.

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Emergency crews are responding to a vehicle accident in Makawao in which a vehicle drove through the storefront of the Rodeo General Store.

The incident was reported shortly after 3 p.m. on Monday, Aug. 1, 2022.

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The vehicle involved was a dark colored Mercedes with temporary plates. In addition to the storefront, two wooden parking posts were pushed to the ground in the incident.

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

Wendy Osher
Wendy Osher leads the Maui Now news team. She is also the news voice of parent company, Pacific Media Group, having served more than 20 years as News Director for the company’s six Maui radio stations.
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