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Woman hit by dump truck Monday morning

LIHU‘E — A Wailua woman was in serious condition after being hit by a truck Monday while crossing Ahukini Road, according to the Kaua‘i Police Department.

The 63-year-old pedestrian was struck by a private dump truck around 8:50 a.m. at the junction of Ahukini Road and Kuhio Highway in Lihu‘e, Patrol Services Bureau Assistant Chief Mark Begley said.

The private dump truck appeared to be traveling south on Kuhio Highway and making a left-hand turn onto Ahukini Road at the time of the accident.

“The driver of the dump truck immediately stopped and called for assistance,” Begley said.

The woman, whose name was not disclosed, was treated at Wilcox Medical Center for injuries.

KPD’s Traffic Safety Unit responded to the scene and is conducting a detailed investigation. The intersection was closed for about two hours.
Source: The Garden Island

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