West Maui motorists will encounter a traffic headache this morning. Late last night a vehicle took out a utility pole along Honoapi’ilani Highway in Lahaina. As a result, the highway is closed to traffic between Papalaua and Hinau Roads.
Maui Electric crews have been on scene since shortly after the mishap. They expect to complete their work by 10 a.m today. No details of the accident have been reported.
Parts of Moloka’i, including Kalaupapa, were without power Saturday after an SUV struck a utility pole along the Kalae Highway in Upcountry Moloka’i.
Wailuku – In an apparent hit and run, a motor vehicle crash damaged a fire hydrant and affected water service for Wailuku town this morning. Department of Water Supply crews are on scene and expect to have the problem repaired by 1 p.m.
Two Lahaina men are in critical and serious condition, respectively, at Maui Memorial Medical Center this morning after the Jeep they were riding in overturned shortly before midnight Wednesday in Lahaina. Only one vehicle was involved in the crash.
At about seven minutes before midnight, a green 1999 Jeep Wrangler was traveling north on Honoapi’ilani Highway near Wahikuli Road. The driver apparently lost control of the vehicle, sending the Jeep – and the two men – off the paved right-of-way, striking the shoulder and rolling over. Both men were thrown from the Jeep when it rolled over.
Police closed the highway until 3:19 a.m. while they conducted their investigation. So far, they have determined that seat belts were not used by either of the men.
The involvement of speed, drugs and/or alcohol have not yet been determined.
Three young women visiting from Sweden are lucky to be alive today after the vehicle they were in flipped and fell 80 feet down a cliff along Kahekili Highway on Maui’s northwest coast Monday.
Saddest of sad as a two year-old Moloka’i boy is fighting for his life tonight after being struck by a car along Kamehameha V Highway near MM 19 on the Friendly Isle.
Maui Police say a 67 year-old man was traveling southbound along the thoroughfare when his vehicle struck the child. The boy was flown to Maui Memorial Medical Center with life threatening injuries. The driver was not injured. No other details in the 11:20 a.m. incident have been made available.
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