Paraglider seriously injured in Maui crash

KULA, MAUI (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 64-year-old Maui woman was seriously injured Sunday when the paraglider she was riding crashed in Kula.

According to Maui authorities, emergency crews responded to Crater Road near the Alii Kula Lavender farm at about 10:20 a.m. They found the woman, a Kula resident, lying next to her gear with injuries to her upper extremities. She was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.

Emergency officials said a gust of wind picked up the paraglider as she was attempting to land. The paraglider then dropped about 30 feet to the ground.

The woman was taken in serious but stable condition to Maui Memorial Medical Center.

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