Teenager seriously injured in car crash

Maui Police Department personnel investigate the scene of a crash Tuesday afternoon on Hansen Road. A 16-year-old Makawao girl sustained life-threatening injuries, police said. She was a rear-seat passenger in a 2014 pickup truck that hit a utility pole on the road shoulder. The Maui News/ MATTHEW THAYER photo

A 16-year-old Makawao girl suffered life-threatening injuries when a pickup truck hit a utility pole Tuesday afternoon on Hansen Road just north of Pulehu Road, police said.

The girl was the rear-seat passenger in the red 2014 Nissan Frontier pickup truck that was traveling north on Hansen Road when it failed to negotiate a left bend in the roadway about 1 p.m. and hit the utility pole on the northbound shoulder, police said.

The driver was a Kahului boy and his front-seat passenger was a Kihei boy, police said.