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Utility pole on Waialae Avenue replaced after crash

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 07:34 a.m. HST, Apr 07, 2013

Hawaiian Electric Co. crews finished repairs on a utility pole that was hit by a car at Waialae Avenue near 2nd Avenue Saturday morning.

Repairs were finished just after 2 p.m. and power was restored to the last 70 customers of 1,200 customers, who lost power after the 6:15 a.m. accident.

Police closed the Koko Head-bound lanes of Waialae and contra-flowed the town-bound lanes for several hours as crews replaced the pole.

Several businesses, including the 7-11 on Waialae and 2nd Avenue, were without power.  A Hawaiian Electric Co. spokeswoman said about 1,200 customers lost electricity after the crash, but repair crews were able to quickly restore power to all but 360 customers. Many of those remaining customers had their power restored, but about 70 customers in the 2nd Avenue area between Waialae and Harding avenues had no power until repairs were completed.

There were no injuries reported.

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SueH wrote:
Probably a senior citizen with a "medical condition". Lucky they only hit a utility pole.
on April 6,2013 | 09:18AM
BluesBreaker wrote:
Nothing like showing your prejudices, without any evidence whatsoever.
on April 6,2013 | 12:57PM
glick wrote:
It was a young local girl who came out of the car apparently unhurt but maybe in shock. Don't know how/why she hit that pole at such an odd angle. Airbag deployed, too
on April 6,2013 | 10:30AM
false wrote:
Check for cell phone usage. That's much more dangerous than senior citizens.
on April 6,2013 | 12:33PM
engineersoldier wrote:
Agree, suggested to SA that they needed to add that to alcohol and speed as a possible reason for accidents.
on April 6,2013 | 03:00PM
SueH wrote:
Just as bad as a senior citizen with a "medial condition", yeah?
on April 6,2013 | 07:55PM
SueH wrote:
Almost as bad as a senior citizen with a "medical condition", yeah?
on April 6,2013 | 08:28PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Another utility pole dies. Hahaha! Hawaii drivers sure like to hit utility poles, light poles, traffic poles, anything on a pole.
on April 6,2013 | 06:18PM
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