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ELDERLY PEDESTRIANS INJURED IN BUS STRIKE

March 13, 2009, 5:52 PM HST
* Updated March 16, 11:14 AM
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Two Lahaina residents were injured after being struck by a chartered bus in Kaanapali this morning.

Maui Police Lt. Wally Tom with the Communications Division said the 81-year-old man was listed in critical condition with life-threatening injuries and was medi-vac to Maui Memorial Medical Center. The 79-year-old female was also transported to the hospital for treatment and was last listed in stable condition.

The chartered bus was contracted to transport hotel workers on a commuter route and was operated by a 66-year-old Kahului man. There were 13 passengers on the bus at the time of the crash. The driver and all passengers escaped uninjured.

The accident was reported at 7:49 a.m. on the Honoapiilani Highway at the intersection with Kai Ala Drive in Kaanapali.

Maui police say the bus was executing a left turn from Kai Ala Drive onto Honoapiilani Highway, headed in the Napili direction, while the pedestrians were crossing Honoapiilani Highway, from Kai Ala Drive headed in the mauka direction.

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The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

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(Story by Wendy OSHER © 2009)

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