Maui County, HI

06/17/2024 | Press release | Distributed by Public on 06/17/2024 18:26

Near Fatal Motor Vehicle Collision (Update)

UPDATE:

On Saturday, June 15, 2024, at 1:23 a.m., the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and died while at Maui Memorial Medical Center. The pedestrian is identified as Randal Takatani (65), of Kahului.

The Maui Police Department extends our deepest condolences to Mr. Takatani's family and friends.

This is Maui County's seventh traffic fatality of 2024, compared to seven at the same time last year.

ORIGINAL:

On Friday, June 14, 2024, at approximately 9:27 a.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Pakaula Street and Ho'okele Street in Kahului.

Preliminary investigation reveals that a 65-year-old Kahului male pedestrian was crossing Pakaula Street, in a southwest to northeast direction, within a marked crosswalk, when he was struck by a white 2019 Ford F250 Transit van which was executing a right-hand turn from Ho'okele Street onto Pakaula Street. After the collision, the operator of the Ford immediately stopped and remained on the scene until police personnel arrived.

As a result of this collision, the pedestrian sustained critical life-threatening injuries and was transported via medic personnel to the Maui Memorial Medical Center Emergency Room for treatment, where he remains in critical condition.

The operator of the Ford, a 54-year-old Kihei female, and her occupant, a 13-year-old female from Kihei, did not report any injuries.

Investigation reveals that:

The operator and passenger of the Ford were wearing seatbelts at the time of the collision.

No airbags were deployed in the collision.

The involvement of speed does not appear to be a factor in this collision.

The involvement of alcohol and drugs has not been determined yet, as the investigation remains ongoing.