Girl, 12, in critical condition

HANAMAULU — A 12-year-old girl was in critical condition at Queen’s Medical Center on Oahu after sustaining injuries in an apparent hit-and-run accident Thursday morning.

Kauai police are searching for the driver and asking for the public’s help.

Police were called to Laukona Street just south of the Ho’ohana Street junction in Hanamaulu about 7 a.m. after receiving a report of an injured child.

According to a preliminary investigation, police believe the child was walking along Laukona Street when she was struck by a vehicle.

The involved vehicle was not at the scene of the accident when police arrived.

A portion of Laukona Street was closed for about three hours while police investigated.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call Traffic Investigator Shawn Hanna at 241-1618, or Police Dispatch at 241-1711. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 246-8300.

  1. Jake January 12, 2018 6:17 am Reply

    Just another argument to support security cameras at parks, at the beaches, on the roads, at all schools and colleges, and all Government buildings.

    All you have to do is finish this article with “And the Police are reviewing the security cameras along the road and will have vehicle identified this morning”.

  2. Charlie chimknee January 13, 2018 7:10 am Reply

    Sad reminder that all people walking or bicycling on the side of the road should face the oncoming traffic, should not where headphones or be reading anything Ike printed material or iPads to iPhones or texting.

    All visual and auditory sensory systems, eyes and ears, should be on full alert on the lookout for vehicles and even bicycles coming at them.

    Cell phone use especially texting by drivers or the pedestrians are the reason for many pedestrian fatalities at intersections in cities.


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