Pedestrian in critical condition following Thursday night’s crash

KAPAA – A 70-year-old Kilauea woman was medevaced to Queen’s Hospital in critical condition Thursday night after being struck while crossing Kuhio Highway in Kapaa.

According to police, a Toyota SUV was heading south on Kuhio Highway, fronting the old Kojima’s store, when it struck the pedestrian while she was crossing the highway about 9 p.m. The woman was not walking in a crosswalk when she was struck.

She was initially transported to Wilcox Hospital with serious injuries before being medevaced to Queen’s Hospital, where she remains in critical condition.

The female driver of the vehicle, 40, of Kīiauea, did not report any injuries.

The southbound lane of Kuhio Highway was closed until about 1 a.m. while traffic investigators conducted their on-scene investigation.

An investigation continues.

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