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Woman crashes SUV into Hawaii Kai bank branch

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:18 a.m. HST, Apr 08, 2014

A 60-year-old woman crashed a sports utility vehicle into the Hawaii Kai branch of Bank of Hawaii Monday morning.

Honolulu police said the woman told officers that she accidentally stepped on the car's accelerator, sending the SUV through the plate glass window of the bank branch at Koko Marina Shopping Center.

The driver was not injured. A bank official said one employee received minor injuries and was treated at the scene. Two customers were also treated at the scene, according to police.

Police said the accident was reported at 9:23 a.m. at the bank branch at 7192 Kalanianaole Hwy.

Bank of Hawaii officials planned to reopen the branch at 8:30 a.m. Tuesday.

On Aug. 6, 2013, three women were injured when a car crashed through the front plate-glass window of the Hawaii Kai Post Office. The crash was the third at the post office. Concrete posts were installed outside the northeast side of the building after a vehicle went through the plate-glass windows in 2007 and again in 2009. 

No one was injured July 11, 2012, when a man accidentally drove his car through a wall and window at the Longs Drug store in the Hawaii Kai Shopping Center.

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2NDC wrote:
Someone gotta tell the lady that the Kahala BoH branch is the one with the drive thru. :-D
on April 7,2014 | 12:00PM
GooglyMoogly wrote:
on April 7,2014 | 12:50PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Nice SUV! Money can't buy brains.
on April 7,2014 | 12:07PM
dontbelieveinmyths wrote:
Maybe they were repossessing her car. So she said, "here, you can have it!"
on April 7,2014 | 01:23PM
lowtone123 wrote:
on April 7,2014 | 03:14PM
cojef wrote:
Stepping on the gas pedal as opposed to the brake, are often the kind of mishaps occurring around malls, shopping centers, banks and drugstores. Inattention often is to blame.
on April 7,2014 | 12:15PM
loio wrote:
that's deep
on April 7,2014 | 08:51PM
lowtone123 wrote:
There are easier ways to get a loan.
on April 7,2014 | 12:24PM
what wrote:
It's her tactic to force them to approve the loan. So she can pay them back for the damage.
on April 7,2014 | 01:14PM
Mei mei wrote:
poor ol' lady... i'm sure w/ age, driving is a challenge ~
on April 7,2014 | 12:28PM
paniolo wrote:
Tell that to the 22 y/o girl that drove through her house In Hawaii Kai couple days ago.
on April 7,2014 | 02:40PM
GorillaSmith wrote:
When did 60 make someone an old lady?
on April 7,2014 | 12:36PM
what wrote:
When they start driving through storefronts.
on April 7,2014 | 01:08PM
LRob69 wrote:
BOOM! Well put.
on April 7,2014 | 01:25PM
paniolo wrote:
What about the 22 y/o girl that drove through her house in Hawaii Kai couple days ago?
on April 7,2014 | 01:38PM
Barefootie wrote:
I would hazard a guess, that she was in a rush to make a withdrawal, but forgot that it had no drive thru window!
on April 7,2014 | 12:42PM
what wrote:
Whenever this happens, drivers used to say "I don't know what happend!", the gas pedal must have malfunctioned! But now it happens so often that drivers are finally admitting they goofed and pressed the wrong pedal.
on April 7,2014 | 01:07PM
loio wrote:
can you say: "Obama"? Just substituting "voters" for "drivers".
on April 7,2014 | 08:52PM
HawaiiCheeseBall wrote:
I guess this is why we carry insurance, most of us anyway. Main thing is no body got hurt.
on April 7,2014 | 01:30PM
loquaciousone wrote:
At 60, she barely qualifies for an AARP membership and should be considered a junior senior. Seniors love drive through windows and if stores don't have one, we make our own.
on April 7,2014 | 01:44PM
goodvibrations wrote:
She qualified at 50. Yeah, we like to make our own! hahaha!
on April 7,2014 | 02:02PM
paniolo wrote:
So what does that make the 22 y/o girl that drove through her house in Hawaii Kai? A junior junior senior, or just junior junior?
on April 7,2014 | 02:45PM
loquaciousone wrote:
on April 7,2014 | 03:29PM
scooters wrote:
No just Stupid..
on April 8,2014 | 01:59AM
Wazdat wrote:
What is wrong with these TERRIBLE drivers that go crashing through stores and banks ? Take that license away for good. I mean really, you do not know the difference between go and stop.
on April 7,2014 | 02:12PM
paniolo wrote:
Don't forget the 22 y/o girl that drove through the front door and ended up in the living room of her house Friday night. Same area, Hawaii Kai.
on April 7,2014 | 02:53PM
IAmSane wrote:
Can you repeat that again? I didn't catch it the first four times.
on April 7,2014 | 04:35PM
paniolo wrote:
A lot of people think only older drivers crash through buildings. Now they know better.
on April 7,2014 | 06:59PM
gobows wrote:
There goes my AARP rates....up up up!
on April 7,2014 | 03:04PM
loio wrote:
that's going to be nothing compared to the increases in your medical insurance and the Cuban-izing of Medicare. just something to pick your spirits up a bit.
on April 7,2014 | 08:54PM
kailua000 wrote:
can you imagine, the tellers and staff must have thought "we're being robbed" shootz!
on April 7,2014 | 03:28PM
hikine wrote:
Banks and retail stores should have those barrier posts so vehicles can't crash thru the establishment as they can be easy target of smash and grab crimes. Target and BestBuy has them to protect the store.
on April 7,2014 | 06:10PM
dlum003 wrote:
You can't even apply tfor a ripoff bank loan without getting killed nowadays.
on April 8,2014 | 08:15AM
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