Pedestrian critically injured in crash on Kuhio Hwy. in Kapaa

A 70-year-old Kilauea woman was medevaced to Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition Thursday night after being hit by an SUV on Kauai.

It happened at approximately 8:50 p.m. on Kuhio Highway in Kapaa.

According to police, a south-bound Toyota SUV struck the woman as she crossed the highway fronting the old Kojima’s store.

The woman was not in a marked crosswalk.

She was initially transported to Wilcox Medical Center with serious injuries before being medevaced to Oahu, where she remains in critical condition.

The female driver, 40, of Kilauea, was not hurt.

The southbound lane of Kuhio Highway was closed until approximately 1 a.m. while traffic investigators conducted their on-scene investigation.

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