A Wailuku man remains in critical condition this afternoon after his Cadillac slammed into two utility poles along Hana Highway Monday night.
Maui Police say the 30 year-old man was driving a 1997 Cadillac sedan northbound along Hana Highway near Haiku at 9:52 p.m. Monday when he lost control of the vehicle just north of Holokai Road. The car traveled left of center, and crossed over the south bound lane of travel. The vehicle then collided into a utility pole on the south bound embankment. Following the collision with the utility pole, the vehicle continued northbound within the southbound embankment striking a cluster of mailboxes, then into a second utility pole where the vehicle came to rest.
The operator, lone occupant of the vehicle sustained critical life-threatening injuries. He was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center for further treatment.
Both driver and passenger side airbags were deployed as a result of this crash. Preliminary investigation reveals that the operator was not wearing a seatbelt at the time of the crash.
The involvement of speed is suspected as a factor in this crash. Drugs and alcohol have not been determined as the investigation is still pending.