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5 people injured when trains collide at Dole Plantation

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 06:32 p.m. HST, Jul 03, 2013



Two trains collided at the Dole Plantation in Wahiawa this afternoon, injuring five people, including two children, according to the Emergency Medical Services Division.

Paramedics reported three women, ages 24, 41 and 48, and a 3-year-old boy and a 2-month-old boy were injured.

Paramedics took two people to the hospital. Only the 24-year-old woman was reported in serious condition. The rest of the injured, including the toddler and infant, suffered minor injuries, EMS reported. Three were treated at the scene and refused transport, EMS said.

The crash occurred at 1:44 p.m.

An EMS official told the Associated Press that the two trains weren’t going fast, and Honolulu Fire Department spokesman Capt. Terry Seelig said the trains didn’t have any severe damage.

Dole Plantation’s website promotes 20-minute rides on trains it calls the “Pineapple Express.” The two-mile tours tell the history of pineapple in Hawaii and the founding of the Dole company.

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The Associated Press contributed to this report.






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Tony96822 wrote:
How do 2 trains collide in the Wahiawa? Like we have many trains does Oahu have? Hope everyone is and will be fine.
on July 3,2013 | 05:55PM
palani wrote:
Is it true that HART is running these trains?
on July 3,2013 | 06:29PM
pandadaddy wrote:
Not likely. These trains actually have a meaningful route.
on July 3,2013 | 06:48PM
Maneki_Neko wrote:
and are already paid for
on July 3,2013 | 07:19PM
WaialaeGuy wrote:
Don't be silly, they were tourist trains owned and run by Dole Plantation! They have nothing to do with HART.
on July 3,2013 | 08:29PM
kennysmith wrote:
how and why didn't they look of where the track are at?
on July 3,2013 | 06:31PM
atilter wrote:
oh my!!! two -TWO-ONLY TWO!! tourist trains in wahiawa on a dedicated track in an isolated area collide??? HOW DA H___??! what more for da hart columbine with 40 - two train rigs or 20 - four train rigs to look forward to!!! anden add da union guarantee strikes like da san francisco bart????! auwe and major pilikia!!! plan on it!!!! well, we sure gonna get what we asked for - garan-ball-baran!!!
on July 3,2013 | 06:44PM
WaialaeGuy wrote:
The news report said that it was a slow-speed crash and most of the people weren't injured badly. The trains weren't badly damaged, either
on July 3,2013 | 08:32PM
FrankieT wrote:
You have got to be kidding! Two trains on the whole Island and they collide, just like when the first two Ford ever build collided. Wow!
on July 3,2013 | 07:36PM
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