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Vehicle Lands 30-Feet Down Kahekili Cliff

December 5, 2013, 5:16 AM HST
* Updated December 5, 6:19 AM
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Two visitors taken to the ER after vehicle plunges 100 feet off Kahekili Cliff.  Photo by Wendy Osher.

A 73-year-old woman was transported to the hospital after the vehicle she was driving dropped 30-feet down a Kahekili cliff.  File photo by Wendy Osher.

By Wendy Osher

A 73-year-old woman was transported to the Maui Memorial Medical Center on Wednesday afternoon after the vehicle she was driving went off a cliff on the Kahekili Highway.

The incident was reported at 3:36 p.m. on Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013.

The vehicle landed about 30-feet down the Kahakuloa side of Makamakaʻole Gulch near mile post 8 of the Highway.

Officials say the woman failed to negotiate a turn, and the white Lexus sedan she was driving landed on its wheels in a resident’s driveway.

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When fire crews arrived on scene, a medic was tending to the woman, who was lying on the ground next to the vehicle, said Maui Fire Services Chief Lee Mainaga.

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Authorities say the woman was transported to the hospital for treatment, but her condition was unavailable at last report.

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