Makawao Traffic Collision Near Fatal

On Sunday, March 18, at approximately 02:13 a.m., a motor vehicle crash occurred on Olinda Road north of Hanamu Road in Makawao.  

The crash occurred as a brown 2002 Nissan Pathfinder multi-purpose vehicle, was traveling south-bound down Olinda Road.  

According to authorities, the operator failed to negotiate a right curve in the roadway and lost control of the vehicle.  The vehicle left the roadway onto the right shoulder and collided into a tree stump and rolled over on to its side before coming to a stop. 

Two backseat passengers were ejected from the vehicle.  One of the ejected passengers, a 20 year old female from Haiku, sustained critical life-threatening injuries.  

All occupants of the vehicle were transported by Medics to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment.    

Preliminary investigation revealed none of the rear seat passengers were wearing their seatbelts at the time of the crash.

The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol are still pending as the investigation is ongoing.



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