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Man critically injured by wrong-way driver on H-2 freeway

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 01:31 p.m. HST, Nov 08, 2012

A 44-year-old Waipahu man was critically injured this morning when his vehicle was hit by an SUV going the wrong way on the H-2 freeway.

Police arrested the driver of the wrong-way SUV on suspicion of drunken driving.

Police said the victim was traveling north on the freeway when his Mazda pickup truck was hit head-on by a southbound Toyota Sequoia just after 5 a.m. one mile south of the Meheula Parkway overpass.

The victim was pinned in the cab of the truck.

The 37-year-old driver of Sequoia received minor injuries.

Th northbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway from Ka Uka offramp to the Mililani Mauka exit were closed for several hours.

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olos73 wrote:
People no learn. You like be stupid and get drunk, stay where you at. Don't get behind the wheel and drive. Look what happened, the other driver in critical condition, and you going jail. Hoping for a speedy recovery for the other driver. Drunk braddah, you can STAY in jail.
on November 8,2012 | 07:03AM
honopic wrote:
Driving drunk at 5 in the morning? He was either drinking all night or is such an alcoholic that he starts drinking as soon as he wakes up. Either way, he's going to be sober for a long time after this. Condolences to the victim and best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery. The drunk? I agree with olos73 -- throw away the key on this guy.
on November 8,2012 | 07:40AM
Graham wrote:
He will make bail and be out drinking and driving within a few days...
on November 8,2012 | 09:10AM
silvangold wrote:
you know what? unfortunately I agree with Graham..... our Hawaii judges suck......not a nice thing to say, but just look at the history....................................................plenty pages of history on Hawaii judges being way way too too soft!
on November 8,2012 | 09:22AM
hanaboy wrote:
Another tragedy! The inconsiderate driver causing the accident walks away with bumps and bruises and their victims end up fighting for their lives or dying. I hope you remain sober for the rest of your days so you are haunted by the pain and suffering you have caused innocent people. I only wish that our laws were stricter when it comes to accidents like these so you would remain behind bars for a long, long time. I hope that the victim fully recovers from this senseless accident.
on November 8,2012 | 01:09PM
dunderhead wrote:
Television news is reporting that the drunk idiot has been arrested TWICE previously for DUI! This guy needs to be locked up for the rest of his life.
on November 8,2012 | 04:55PM
Nocturnal wrote:
The guy driving drunk should receive the death penalty.
on November 8,2012 | 05:42PM
kainalu wrote:
No excuses. Prosecute to the full extent of the law.
on November 8,2012 | 05:42PM
Kakuman wrote:
Moral of the story: if you are going to be driving drunk on the wrong side of the road, get a BIG car!!! And live in Hawaii where the judges don't give a sh*t about protecting the law abiding citizens. Give me one more chance your honor. Next time I'll kill that guy...
on November 8,2012 | 06:16PM
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