Head-on sends four to hospitals

MOLOA’A — A head-on crash of two vehicles on Kuhio Highway sent four people to

hospitals Friday morning.

An American Medical Response spokesperson said

three ambulances were dispatched to the crash, which occurred at about 9:40

a.m. near Meadow Gold Dairy.

According to Kaua’i Police, a Ford

multi-purpose vehicle traveling north with three occupants from O’ahu was

struck by a Nissan four-door sedan traveling south.

The sedan “crossed the

centerline and struck the northbound vehicle,” police said.

The Nissan

driver, a male, suffered multiple injuries and was flown to Queen’s Medical

Center on O’ahu for further treatment.

The male driver of the Ford was

admitted to Wilcox Memorial Hospital in Lihu’e, suffering from multiple

injuries, officials reported.

Information on the conditions of the drivers

was not available.

The two Ford passengers, a male and female, were treated

and released at Wilcox.

“Speed is a possible factor in this crash, and an

investigation is continuing,” police said in a prepared statement.


accident was the second serious head-on collision on Kaua’i roads this week. A

17-year-old driver, Keikipunaheleokalani B. Kaliko, of Kekaha, died after the

car he was driving crashed with a pickup truck on Kaumualii Highway Tuesday


Six other motorists in that mishap were taken to


Staff writer Dennis Wilken can be reached at 245-3681 (ext.



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