Pedestrian hit while crossing highway

KIPU — A male pedestrian is in critical condition after he was struck by a vehicle while crossing Kaumuali‘i Highway in Kipu Sunday night.

According to police, a Honda Fit was heading west on Kaumuali‘i Highway shortly before 8 p.m., when it struck the pedestrian while he was crossing the highway near mile marker 4. There are no crosswalks in this area of the highway.

The pedestrian, 72, with no known address, was transported to Wilcox Hospital with serious injuries. He remained in critical condition Monday afternoon.

The male driver of the Honda, 61, of Kaumakani, and his female passenger were transported to Wilcox Hospital with non-life threatening injuries and were treated and released.

Police closed Kaumuali‘i Highway in both directions for nearly four hours, while officers with KPD’s Traffic Safety Section conducted an on-scene investigation.

The investigation remains ongoing.

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