Woman hit by dump truck Monday morning

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Westbound traffic on Ahukini Road is diverted onto Akahi Street Monday while Kaua‘i Police Department officers investigate an accident at the intersection of Kuhio Highway and Ahukini Road in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Traffic on Kuhio Highway is backed up Monday as a Kaua‘i Police Department officer responds to a report of an accident at the intersection of Kuhio Highway and Ahukini Road in Lihu‘e.

  • Dennis Fujimoto / The Garden Island

    Kaua‘i Police Department officers conduct an investigation at the scene of an accident Monday at the intersection of Kuhio Highway and Ahukini Road in Lihu‘e.

LIHU‘E — A Wailua woman was in serious condition after being hit by a truck Monday while crossing Ahukini Road, according to the Kaua‘i Police Department.

The 63-year-old pedestrian was struck by a private dump truck around 8:50 a.m. at the junction of Ahukini Road and Kuhio Highway in Lihu‘e, Patrol Services Bureau Assistant Chief Mark Begley said.

The private dump truck appeared to be traveling south on Kuhio Highway and making a left-hand turn onto Ahukini Road at the time of the accident.

“The driver of the dump truck immediately stopped and called for assistance,” Begley said.

The woman, whose name was not disclosed, was treated at Wilcox Medical Center for injuries.

KPD’s Traffic Safety Unit responded to the scene and is conducting a detailed investigation. The intersection was closed for about two hours.

1 Comments
  1. jane July 13, 2021 7:12 am Reply

    Not sure in this case,,, but many times big trucks are just going too fast along Kuhio Highway in Lihue where there are so many cars and people. Also true.. that pedestrians so many times are not paying attention… yes they have the right away but need to be observant and cautious…


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