Pedestrian killed while trying to cross street
A pedestrian was struck and killed by a vehicle while crossing Kaahumanu Avenue between the Kane and Lono street intersections Wednesday evening, police reported.
At about 6:30 p.m., a man was trying to cross Kaahumanu Avenue near the Ilima Shell gas station toward the Maui Beach Hotel when he was struck by the vehicle, according to Maui Police Department spokesman Lt. Wayne Ibarra. He was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center, where he died.
Paramedics were dispatched to the area fronting the gas station, said Ryan Joslin, spokesman for the Maui County Paramedics Association. They found a 59-year-old local male on the roadway, unresponsive and suffering from multiple traumatic injuries, he said.
The man was transported in critical condition to Maui Memorial while receiving advanced cardiac and pre-hospital trauma care, he said.
Police were still investigating Wednesday evening, with the Hana-bound lanes of Kaahumanu Avenue closed.
The identity of the victim and other details were not available.
Waikapu man arrested in abuse of girlfriend
Bail was set at $5,000 for a Waikapu man charged with felony abuse of his girlfriend, police said.
Bryson Silva, 18, was arrested shortly after 1 p.m. Monday.
Earlier that day, between 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m., Silva and his girlfriend were involved in an argument that turned physical at his mother's residence, police said. Silva slammed down and choked his girlfriend, who reported her breathing was impeded, police said.
The 19-year-old woman suffered bruising to her back, stomach, legs, chest and left eye, as well as pain to her abdomen and redness to her neck, police said.
After being checked by medics, she went to the emergency room on her own to seek medical treatment, police said.
Man seriously injured in fall aboard boat
A 51-year-old man was transported in serious condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center after suffering head injuries Tuesday morning in a fall on a fishing boat in waters outside Kapalua Bay, according to the Maui County Paramedics Association.
A Napili medic unit was dispatched at 10:55 a.m.
The Coast Guard also was dispatched, meeting the fishing boat and starting first aid while bringing the man from the chartered fishing vessel to Lahaina Harbor, where medics assumed care for him, said Ryan Joslin of the Paramedics Association.
He said the man apparently fell from the tuna tower of the fishing boat, landed on a mounted "fighting chair" and then fell again onto the boat deck, where Coast Guard members found him.
Babies born outside hospital to be screened
Imua Family Services and the Hawaii Department of Health Newborn Hearing Screening Program have agreed to provide outpatient screenings for babies born outside of Maui Memorial Medical Center.
Imua Family Services said births outside of hospitals, such as home births, are increasingly common.
Executive Director Dean Wong said that the service is free to families and allows babies to be screened for abnormalities, such as hearing loss.
For more information, visit the Imua Family Services Newborn Hearing Screening Program's website at imuafamilyservices.org or call 244-7467.