Child in critical condition following Anahola crash

ANAHOLA — A child is in critical condition following a two-car crash on Kuhio Highway in Anahola on Wednesday morning.

At 10 a.m., a Toyota truck was stopped in the northbound lane when it was rear-ended by a Mazda sedan.

The driver of the sedan, a 23-year-old Anahola woman, did not report any major injuries. Her front seat passenger, an 8-year-old female, was transported to Wilcox Hospital with critical injuries and has since been medevaced to Queen’s Hospital for further treatment.

The male driver of the truck, 24, of Kapaa, did not report any injuries. His front seat passenger, a 26-year-old Kapaa man, was treated by medics at the scene for non-life threatening injuries.

Kuhio Highway was closed in both directions to allow officers from KPD’s Traffic Safety Section to conduct an on-scene investigation and clear the scene.

The highway was reopened at 12:30 p.m.

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