Driver sought in apparent hit-and-run

HANAMAULU – Police are investigating an apparent hit-and-run crash Thursday morning in Hanamaulu.

The victim, a 12-year-old girl, was medevaced to Queen’s Hospital where she remains in critical condition.

Police were called to the scene about 7 a.m. after receiving a report of a child injured along Laukona Street, just south of the Ho‘ohana Street junction, in Hanamaulu.

According to a preliminary investigation, the child appears to have been walking along Laukona Street when she was struck by a vehicle. The involved vehicle was not at the scene when police arrived.

A portion of Laukona Street was closed for about three hours, while police investigated the scene.

No arrests have been made.

Anyone with information on this crash is asked to call Traffic Investigator Shawn Hanna at 241-1618, or Police Dispatch at 241-1711. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call CrimeStoppers at 246-8300.

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