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Near Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision on North Kihei Road

On Wednesday, May 2 at about 10:33 a.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred on North Kihei Road about two miles south of Honoapiilani Highway in Kihei.  

The collision occurred as a white 1990 Ford Ranger pickup truck, parked facing south on the makai side shoulder of North Kihei Road, made a u-turn onto the roadway causing a garbage truck traveling south on North Kihei Road to broad-side the pickup truck.

The operator of the pickup truck, a 33 year old male from Kihei, was not wearing his seatbelt and sustained life-threatening injuries.  He was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment.  The operator and passenger of the garbage truck were both wearing their seatbelts and were not injured in the crash.

North Kihei Road was closed to traffic for about four hours while police conducted their investigation.

The involvement of speed, drugs and alcohol are still pending as the investigation is on-going.

The roadway was closed for several hours following the incident.

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