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Woman, 74, critically injured, pinned between 2 vehicles at car wash

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 04:00 a.m. HST, Jul 18, 2012



A 74-year-old Honolulu woman was critically injured Tuesday after she was pinned between two vehicles at McKinley Car Wash on Kapiolani Boulevard.

Police said a 48-year-old Honolulu man was pulling his 2004 Acura into the vacuuming area of the car wash at 1139 Kapiolani Boulevard when he accelerated forward and hit the woman who was securing items in the back of a 2011 Mercedes Crossover.

The woman was pinned between both vehicles and sustained massive injuries to her leg about 11:45 a.m., police said.

She was taken to the hospital in serious condition but was later downgraded to critical condition.







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ejkorvette wrote:
Dang!!! Who was the Driver of the Acura? What was his Rush? I use the Mckinley Car Wash all the time, and this incident sounds like an Impatient Driver wanting to get his car washed before anyone else!!
on July 17,2012 | 08:09PM
kainalu wrote:
Down-graded from serious to critical? I thought critical was more serious than serious.
on July 17,2012 | 09:21PM
Ambergris23 wrote:
@ Kainalu: Critical is more serious than serious, so the sentence wasn't written correctly. It probably should have said, "down-graded from critical to serious".
on July 17,2012 | 11:12PM
waikane_honolulu wrote:
Upgrade=better(think upgrade in car rental), downgrade=worse. Sentence sounds correct as written.
on July 18,2012 | 12:31AM
NiteMarcher wrote:
Something like this could probably happen even when pumping gas---whoa, and than I'd really worry! Wishing this lady best of recovery!
on July 18,2012 | 09:25AM
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