Pedestrian in critical condition after being struck walking in lane

The Maui News

A 22-year-old male pedestrian was struck early Saturday morning in Kihei when he was walking within the outermost northbound lane of Maui Veterans Highway and a vehicle traveling north in the same lane struck him. The accident was reported at about 1:19 a.m. south of Mile Marker 6.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries. The 33-year-old female driver of the vehicle was not injured in the collision. Initial investigation revealed she was wearing her seat belt at the time of the crash.

Police closed the highway’s northbound lane for about two and a half hours to investigate.

The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol is still pending investigation.