Kahului Man Dies in Morning Pedestrian Accident

November 3, 2015, 7:36 AM HST
* Updated November 3, 11:53 AM
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Kahului traffic accident, Nov. 3, 2015. Photo credit: Sandy Joaquin Gusman. Note: Photo was cropped to focus on investigation aspect of the scene.

Kahului traffic accident, Nov. 3, 2015.  Courtesy photo. Note: Photo is cropped to focus on investigation aspect of the scene.

UPDATE: 11:33 a.m. 11/3/15

A Kahului man suffered fatal injuries when he was struck by a vehicle while attempting to cross West Papa Avenue, police said.

Police have since identified the man as 81-year-old Rusindo Cabo of Kahului.

The incident was reported at 5:58 a.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2015 on West Papa Avenue at the Laʻau Street intersection.

According to police reports, the collision occurred as a silver 1998 Nissan Altima, traveling south on West Papa Avenue, collided into a pedestrian crossing West Papa Avenue headed westbound at the intersection of Laʻau Street.

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Police say the pedestrian was within a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision and sustained fatal injuries.  He was pronounced dead at the scene

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The 22 year old female operator of the Nissan Altima was wearing her seat belt and was not injured in the collision, according to Maui police.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

This was the 21st traffic fatality on Maui County roads this year, compared to 19 at this time last year.

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It was the second fatality in as many days on Maui.  Last night, a Nāpili man suffered fatal injuries in a Jeep crash on the Honoapiʻilani Highway.

The full report is posted at the following direct link: http://mauinow.com/?p=174193

UPDATE: 8:06 a.m. 11/3/15.  West Papa Avenue is now open following a motor vehicle accident reported earlier this morning.

ROAD CLOSURE: 6:13 a.m. 11/3/15, West Papa Ave is closed between Laʻau St and Makaliʻi St in Kahului due to a motor vehicle accident.

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