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5 men injured, 1 critically, in separate crashes Sunday

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:07 a.m. HST, Feb 11, 2013

Honolulu police investigated two separate early morning crashes Sunday that injured five men, at least one critically. 

A Toyota Scion crashed into a coconut tree on Kahala Avenue at about 4:30 a.m. sending one man to the hospital in critical condition and seriously injuring two others, police said.

Paramedics took a 29-year-old man to the Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition with internal bleeding and two other men, ages 29 and 44, to the hospital in serious condition after the accident near Hunakai Street.

Police said the 29-year-old driver fell asleep at the wheel. Alcohol appears to be a factor in the crash, police said.

The two passengers were visiting from Australia. All three were wearing seat belts, police said.

Police closed Kahala Avenue between Koloa and Hunakai streets until about 7:30 a.m. while they investigated the scene.

Police also closed Lunalilo and Piikoi streets until about 7 a.m. after a 3:08 a.m. accident that seriously injured two other men.

Police said a 1996 Honda Civic heading mauka on Piikoi was speeding when it ran a red light and hit a 2002 Nissan Sentra traveling Ewa on Lunalilo Street.

Paramedics took the 20-year-old driver of the Civic and the 38-year-old driver of the Sentra to the Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition.

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allie wrote:
on February 10,2013 | 08:03AM
Grimbold wrote:
I suggest a new law: Driving between 1 a.m and 4:30a.m only with mandatory breath analyzer controled vehicles.!
on February 10,2013 | 11:54AM
olos73 wrote:
And people were telling the "elderly" women that crashed into 2 houses to get bus passes. At least nobody got hurt in those accidents. 28, 29 and 44 is far from elderly.
on February 10,2013 | 09:31AM
olos73 wrote:
Adding to "updated" info about second crash. 20-year-old speeding and ran red light. Also, from first crash, driver fell asleep at wheel and alcohol a factor. Hope everyone recovers soon, but too many accidents that are happening could've been prevented. Poor judgment on driver's part.
on February 10,2013 | 10:46AM
hanalei395 wrote:
A 20-year-old, speeding and running a red light with a nothing-can-happen-to-me attitude. When he gets out of prison for an "unintentional attempted murder" charge, hopefully, his driver's license will be revoked for life. And for him to get around ... bus pass.
on February 10,2013 | 11:40AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
olos - could be worse...ALL-LIE could be driving.
on February 10,2013 | 10:11PM
tiki886 wrote:
olos: The elderly kill people during the day when they think it's safe to drive. The young and reckless kill people at night after a drinking binge.

Both groups should have their insurance jacked to $10,000 per year or higher and have their licenses revoke indefinitely. They deserve to ride TheBus for the rest of their lives.

on February 11,2013 | 12:20AM
atilter wrote:
who wrote this piece??? it's a total mess of incoherent details and sentence fragments. i guess this is the level of quality that a "monopoly in journalism" means to those who have no alternative but to pay the "going rate". yikes - even our "allie" could write a "ditto" piece like this! who's in charge of the "chicken coop", anyway? thank goodness that we do have a few good writers to save the paper's image! i wonder what the pay rate is for a staff writer - some of us may want to try out for the position! the change may be better than what i saw as representative in this article. we deserve better!!! - don't ya think??
on February 10,2013 | 10:33AM
Grimbold wrote:
Why don't you apply for the job ?
on February 10,2013 | 11:56AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
probably because SA doesn't pay worth a sh*t as evidenced by the general quality of articles and most of us have jobs that pay much much better than working for SA. Why don't you? I know ALL-LIE would apply but he runs into problems in the part where they ask what high school he attended and year graduated.
on February 10,2013 | 10:08PM
allie wrote:
on February 10,2013 | 12:22PM
allie wrote:
please slow down!
on February 10,2013 | 12:22PM
HAJAA1 wrote:
Dangerous east and town side
on February 10,2013 | 11:03PM
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