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Man dies after pedestrian accident on Maui

A 64-year-old man died Monday from injuries he suffered in a Nov. 5 traffic accident that occurred in Kahului.

He has been identified as Thomas James Partyka of Kula, according to a news release from the Maui Fire Department.

Shortly before 5 p.m. on Nov. 5, police said a white 2010 Hyundai Sante Fe multi-purpose vehicle was traveling eastbound on the airport access road at the intersection with Hana Highway. The vehicle struck Partyka, who was in marked crosswalk.

He was transported to Maui Memorial Medical Center in stable condition. Police said the driver of the Hyundai was not injured.

Police reported today Partyka succumbed to his injuries and died Monday at Maui Memorial’s intensive care unit.

His death was the 21st traffic-related fatality that occurred this year, the same number of traffic fatalities that occurred at the same time last year.

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