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Woman critically injured after car plunges from parking structure

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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) -

A 72-year-old was critically injured Friday after she apparently drove her vehicle off the third floor of a Downtown parking structure.

Officials said the incident happened about 2 p.m. at Kukui Tower when the driver, a resident of the 32-story high rise building, crashed her Mercedes Benz SUV into a hollow tile wall on the third floor of the parking garage and plummeted to the ground below.

"We just heard loud screeching as if somebody was speeding in the parking structure and a loud boom and a 'katoosh,' probably when she hit head on into the wall and crashed into the floor," building manager Chentelle Brooks said.

The driver was unconscious when paramedics and firefighters arrived.

Brooks said as bad as it was, it could have been much worse -- usually, children play in the area where the SUV came crashing down.

Kukui Tower is a low-income, 32-story building with one- and two-bedroom apartments.

This story will be updated.

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