A 23 year-old Maui man is in critical condition this morning after falling out of a pickup truck Sunday evening on Kula Highway.
Maui Police report that – around 7:45 p.m. Sunday – a 1999 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck was traveling north along Kula Highway near Kealakapu Road. At one point, as the 23 year-old driver continued, the 23 year-old passenger climbed out of the cab while the truck was moving. He climbed through the rear sliding window and into the truck’s bed.
Police report the passenger subsequently fell out of the truck bed, sustaining critical, life-threatening injuries. He was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he remains in critical condition.
A portion of Kula Highway, near Mile Post 20, was closed while Police conducted their investigation. The involvement of speed, alcohol and drugs are part of their investigation.