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Woman critically injured in Kaimuki hit-and-run accident

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KAIMUKI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

Honolulu police are investigating a hit-and-run incident that critically injured a woman on Waialae and 10th Avenues around 4:45 a.m. Tuesday.

Emergency Medical Services officials said the woman, believed to be in her 60s, was initially taken to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition and was talking to paramedics upon transport.

Lt. Carlene Lau of the Honolulu Police Department's traffic division, said the unknown woman could be homeless. Lau indicated that she was treated and released from a local hospital earlier Monday night, but documents never revealed her name.

Witnesses told police that the victim was disoriented and wandering in the roadway when she was first clipped by a driver of a Lexus sedan in the eastbound lanes of Waialae Avenue, between 9th and 10th Avenues. It caused her to drop some belongings in a plastic bag and some boots. That driver stopped to render aid and tried to get the woman out of the roadway, but she refused. Lau said he flagged down another man who also tried to help him get the victim out of the street, but she refused.

She then continued towards 10th Avenue when a witness told police she was hit by a second vehicle -- described as a gray SUV with roof racks -- which then fled the scene.

The vehicle is also missing a fender tire flare and may have suffered damage to the front and passenger sides where it's believed to have impacted the woman.

The suspect driver is described as a local male with a dark complexion and mustache. He was seen wearing a black hat and dark gray shirt.

Police have opened a motor vehicle collision case as well as first-degree negligent injury and failure to render aid cases.

Please closed Waialae near the incident for about two hours during the investigation.

Anyone with information is asked to contact police.

Lau asked Waialae Avenue businesses that may have security cameras facing the street to review their footage around the time of the incident for any information that may assist them with identifying the suspect and vehicle.

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