Crews extricate girl from car after crash
WAILUKU - A 16-year-old Paia girl was extricated from a car after a two-vehicle crash Saturday morning at the intersection of Kaahumanu Avenue and Mahalani Street, according to Ryan Joslin, public information officer with the Maui County Paramedics Association.
A medic unit arrived at the scene at 5:55 a.m., followed shortly by firefighters from Wailuku and Kahului, Joslin said. The trapped girl was the front-seat passenger of a two-door sedan and had slid under the dash of the vehicle. She was pinned when the impact of the crash caused the dashboard to fold onto her.
Emergency crews work to extricate a 16-year-old Paia girl from a two-door sedan after a collision with another vehicle Saturday morning at Kaahumanu Avenue and Mahalani Street in Wailuku. The girl, who was the front-seat passenger, was pinned under the dashboard by the crash.
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Emergency crews took 21 minutes the extricate the girl, who was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition with lower extremity injuries, Joslin said.
Bennett to discuss sea turtles Tuesday
MAALAEA - Peter Bennett, who has been diving and observing turtles on Maui for decades, will give a presentation called "Once Upon a Turtle House" at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday at the Maui Ocean Center's Open Ocean Exhibit in Maalaea.
Bennett has spent summers diving and observing the green sea turtle population on Maui. He will discuss the turtles' life on the reef and their struggle with tumors.
Bennett, along with his wife, Ursula Keuper-Bennett, created Turtle Trax, www.turtles.org, a website devoted to sea turtles. They also wrote "The Book of Honu."
Admission is free. Entry is through the aquarium's front gate from 6:20 to 6:45 p.m. Space is limited. For more information, call 270-7000.
Comments sought for endangered list
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is extending the public comment period for the proposal to add 38 species found in Maui County to the federal endangered species list.
The 60-day comment period was to close Friday, but it has been extended to Sept. 10. The extension is to ensure the public has an adequate opportunity to review and comment on the proposed rule, a news release from the service said Thursday.
In addition to adding species to the endangered list, the service also is seeking to re-evaluate the endangered status of two presently listed species and to designate critical habitat for 135 species.
The species proposed to re-evaluate for listing include 37 plant and three animal species.
For a complete list of the proposed species and for more information, go to the website www.fws.gov/pacificislands.