A Kalaheo man’s arm was severed during a single-car accident Saturday.
Around 9 p.m., police responded to a report that a blue Chevrolet pickup truck was heading east on Puuwai Road in Kalaheo when the truck apparently veered off the roadway onto the shoulder of the road and struck a telephone pole on the truck’s passenger-side.
The 36-year-old passenger’s arm was severed as a result of the crash. The Kalaheo man remains at Wilcox Memorial Hospital in stable condition, the county said.
The female driver of the truck Puamelekule Sagucio, 18, of Kalaheo, was arrested for first-degree negligent injury. She was released pending investigation.