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Woman critically injured in pedestrian accident with city bus in Liliha

UPDATE, 2 p.m.

A 61-year-old woman was critically injured after a city bus hit her in Liliha this morning.

The collision occurred at the intersection of Liliha and Bates streets just before 6 a.m.

Honolulu police said a bus operated by a 42-year-old man was traveling northbound on Liliha Street when it hit the pedestrian who was crossing Liliha Street in a marked crosswalk.

The woman was taken in serious condition to a hospital. Police said her condition later worsened to critical condition.

The bus driver did not sustain any injuries. Police said there were no passengers in the bus at the time.

Neither speed, drugs nor alcohol were factors in the collision.

A police investigation is underway.

UPDATE, 8:15 a.m.

Honolulu police have re-opened Liliha Street between Judd Street and Kunawai Lane following a collision where a city bus hit a pedestrian.

Police, Honolulu Fire Department and Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the area of Liliha and Ihe streets just before 6 a.m. where the bus hit a woman described to be in her mid-50s to early 60s.

More than a dozen firefighters used hydraulic equipment, cutters and jacks to raise the bus off the woman who was pinned underneath the front of the bus, according to the fire department.

She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

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A pedestrian sustained critical injuries after she was hit and pinned underneath a city bus in Liliha this morning.

Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to the area of Liliha and Ihe streets at about 6 a.m. where they treated the pedestrian, a woman described to be in her mid-50s to 60s.

She was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

Police shut down Liliha Street in both directions between Judd Street and Kunawai Lane to investigate.

This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information becomes available.

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