A University of Hawaii spokesperson on Friday confirmed that rangers with the Office of Mauna Kea Management have responded to reports of an apparent hit-and-run crash on the mountain's summit access road.
Officials say a group of protesters were walking on the access road at around 6:00 a.m. on Friday when one person was allegedly hit by a vehicle's side-view mirror.
The owner of the vehicle was not immediately known
. The road remains closed to public access vehicles, but vehicles in-use telescope and observatory employees are still allowed to drive on the road.