Accident, injuries near Hanalei Bridge

The Garden Island

HANALEI — A 64-year-old Hanalei man is in critical condition following a two-car crash that shut down Kuhio Highway, just south of the Hanalei bridge, for over three hours.

The crash, according to the Kauai Police Departmentm occurred around 3:45 p.m., when a Nissan sedan driving down the hill toward Hanalei town crossed the center line near the hairpin turn. The car was then struck on its passenger side by an oncoming Jeep SUV.

The driver and passenger of the SUV sustained minor injuries and did not require medical treatment.

The driver of the sedan sustained critical injuries and was transported to Wilcox Hospital.

Kuhio Highway was closed in both directions from around 4 p.m. to allow traffic safety officers to conduct their investigation and clear the scene. The highway was reopened in both directions around 7:30 p.m.


Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


By participating in online discussions you acknowledge that you have agreed to the TERMS OF SERVICE. An insightful discussion of ideas and viewpoints is encouraged, but comments must be civil and in good taste, with no personal attacks. If your comments are inappropriate, you may be banned from posting. To report comments that you believe do not follow our guidelines, send us an email.