UPDATE: Male Ejected in Baldwin Avenue Rollover
By Wendy Osher
(Update: 1:25 p.m. 11/1/12)
Maui Police say the involvement of speed and alcohol are suspected in a crash on Baldwin Avenue that sent three young adults to the hospital overnight.
The single-vehicle crash was reported at 9:05 p.m. on Wednesday October 31, 2012, on Baldwin Avenue just East of Holomua Road.
According to police reports, the collision occurred when a green 1996 Pontiac Sunfire, headed west on Baldwin Avenue, traveled partially off of the roadway onto the west-bound shoulder. Police say the vehicle then traveled back across the roadway onto the east-bound shoulder where it collided into a rock barrier, and went down an embankment into Rainbow Park.
Police say the vehicle overturned and collided into two trees within the park.
As a result of this collision, police say a 20-year-old man, who was in the rear middle seat of the vehicle, suffered critical, life-threatening injuries. He was admitted to and remained at the Maui Memorial Medical Center at last report. The man, police say, was not using a seat-belt at the time of this crash.
A 20-year-old female front seat passenger,was also transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room, and was later flown to Oahu for further treatment of injuries, police said.
The vehicle’s operator, another 20-year-old female, was also transported to the Emergency Room, and later released, according to police reports.
Both females were wearing their seat-belts at the time of the crash, authorities said.
According to police, the roadway is located in a residential area with a posted speed limit of 30 miles per hour.
Vehicular traffic in the affected area of Ba1dwin Avenue was completely shut down between 4 and 6:50 a.m. on Thursday, November 1, while Police
conducted an investigation.
While speed and alcohol are suspected as factors, Maui Police say they remain, along with drug involvement, under investigation.
(Posted: 7:41 a.m. 11/1/12)
A 20-year-old Pukalani resident was transported to the hospital in critical condition after being ejected from a vehicle in a single-car accident on Baldwin Avenue last night, officials said.
The patient was a rear seat passenger in a sedan involved in a rollover accident near Rainbow Park in Makawao, said Maui County Paramedics Association Spokesperson Ryan Joslin. According to Joslin, the patient suffered head injuries in the accident, and was treated by an attending paramedic while en route to the emergency room.
The accident was reported at 9:10 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 31. Police had the road closed in the area of the accident between 4 a.m. and 6:50 a.m. today (Thursday, Nov. 1).
According to Joslin, the mid-sized sedan was found approximately 30 feet down an embankment off of Baldwin Avenue, with extensive damage.
The ambulance unit was assisted by Paia’s Engine 2 crews from the Maui Fire Department, and multiple police units.
Authorities say it is not known how many occupants were within the vehicle.
***Further details will be posted when they become available. Please check back for updates.