School Street reopened following pedestrian crash involving HPD officer

KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) - An adult female is in critical condition following a pedestrian crash involving a Honolulu Police Department officer.

According to officials, the incident happened just before 6 a.m. Wednesday.

North School Street was shut down between Pohaku and Kohou Streets, but reopened just before 8:15 a.m.

According to police, the victim was in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by the vehicle. Investigators at the scene say the officer was on his way to work.

The victim was transported to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.

A witness traveling down Pohaku Street said he saw the victim walking from the mauka to makai area, possibly to catch TheBus, when the officer struck her.

Officials say the road was wet and a street light was reportedly out.

HPD Internal Affairs is handling the case. The officer will undergo a mandatory blood draw.

HPD is sending a helicopter into the air to get a view of the area, so they can reopen the road as soon as possible.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the case.

Drivers are encouraged to use alternate routes.

We'll have more details on this story as it becomes available.

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