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School Street collision sends woman onto H-1 Freeway

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 03:56 a.m. HST, Mar 05, 2012

A 52-year-old woman involved in a two-car collision on School Street  crashed through a chain link fence and ended up on the ewa-bound lanes of the H-1 Freeway Sunday morning.

The woman had no life-threatening injuries but Honolulu firefighters stabilized her for possible neck and back injuries, Honolulu Fire Capt. Rick Karasaki said.

"She avoided a big one," Karasaki said. "She lucked out."

Paramedics were called at 10:04 a.m. and took the woman to an area hospital in stable condition, emergency services officials said.

The driver of the other car involved in the collision on School Street declined treatment, Karasaki said.

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sixthsense wrote:
Wow, we've got a stunt driver; an older one, at that! About time to retire and tend to your gardening skills!
on March 4,2012 | 05:12PM
ggum wrote:
i witnessed the aftermath of that accident. it appears that the woman who crashed into the chain link fence and onto the freeway was avoiding the other car involved in the collision. The other vehicle most likely caused the accident by crossing the centerline into opposing traffic. it was also highly likely that the force of the impact pushed the car into the fence and down the embankment based in the position of the other vehicle (abutting the chain link fence and facing opposing traffic on school street. in any case, if a car was coming at you head-on, I'm sure your first reaction would be to brake or swerve out of the way. if your mother was the victim of this accident, you wouldn't be making cracks about gardening skills.
on March 4,2012 | 07:06PM
inverse wrote:
You and the article could not provide any more detailed information, however many drivers on Oah are really lax when it comes to the use of turn signals when making turns into driveways or cross streets. Barring this case did not have any drivers who were intoxicated or had a medical condition, most likely scenario was one car trying to make a left in front of the oncoming car without a signal and the oncoming car continued at speed not aware of the car trying to make a left until it was too late. Lack of turn signal use in Hawaii is a serious issue that causes many near misses, accidents and even fatalities. Police ahould enforce this rule by giving people tickets who turn or change lanes without using turn signals.
on March 5,2012 | 03:37AM
olos73 wrote:
I agree with the lack of turn signals. Drivers assume you know they intend on coming into your lane. Or, they wait til last minute to make a right turn. They go with the speed of traffic, then brake hard before they turn right. Sometimes I see where pedestrians at crosswalks without traffic lights nearly get hit because they think the driver is going straight and not turning, but suddenly appears in front of them. Slow down and use turn signals.
on March 5,2012 | 06:52AM
Malani wrote:
And supposing it may have been a younger driver that caused this accident. Are you implying that at age 52 they have no driving skills but only gardening skills? You sure got a lot to learn.
on March 5,2012 | 09:22AM
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