Head-On Collision on Hansen Road Sends Motorist to Hospital in Critical Condition
A motorist was sent to the hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries following a head-on collision on Hansen Road in Kahulu on Tuesday morning. Maui police say speed is suspected as a factor in the crash.
The accident was reported at 5:41 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 24, 2020 on Hansen Road, approximately 0.2 miles North East of Pūlehu Road.
Police say a preliminary investigation reveals, a white ford pick-up truck, operated by a 41-year-old man, was traveling south west on Hansen Road, when the pick-up crossed the centerline and collided head on into a green Infiniti SUV. The Infiniti, operated by a 59-year-old man, was traveling north east on Hansen Road.
The investigation further reveals that neither driver was wearing their seatbelt at the time of the collision. As a result of the collision the Infiniti operator sustained critical life-threatening injuries and was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center.
The operator of the Ford was seen by medics and released at the crash site, but during the course of the investigation, it was apparent the individual would require additional medical treatment for non-life threatening injuries sustained in the crash. MPD Traffic Investigators transported the man to Maui Memorial Medical Center for treatment.
Police say the involvement of drugs and alcohol has not been determined and is pending.
So far this year, Maui County has had six fatalities, compared to 22 at the same time last year.