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Car Impaled by Guardrail in Waiale Accident

January 21, 2012, 3:37 PM HST
* Updated January 21, 4:19 PM
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Waiale Road, Kuikahi St. intersection. Photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

Firefighters had to extricate a woman from a vehicle after the car she was driving became impaled by a guardrail in Wailuku late Friday night.

The accident was reported at 11:53 p.m., Friday, January 20, 2012, on Waiale Road, just south of the Kauikahi Street intersection.

According to Maui police, the vehicle struck the guardrail; and then became impaled by the guardrail–which went through the front windshield and exited through the back windshield.

The 22-year-old woman driving the car was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center with non-life-threatening head injuries, according to Maui Police Officer III, Dennis Clifton, with the department’s Community Relations Section.

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The woman was the lone occupant of the vehicle.

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The cause of the accident remains under investigation.

Maui police closed the southbound lane of Wailale Road, near the Kuikahi intersection for about an hour following the accident.

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