comscore Wilson Tunnel accident critically injures driver | Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Top News

Wilson Tunnel accident critically injures driver

[ AD HAS BEEN REMOVED FROM THIS STORY ]

 

 

The windward-bound lanes of the Wilson Tunnel have been reopened after a traffic accident today left a driver pinned in a vehicle, police said.

Police closed the Pali Highway’s Wilson Tunnel after the accident, which occurred before 11 a.m. today.

 

A 44-year-old Kaneohe man was critically injured this morning following an early morning collision near the tunnel.

According to police, the man was driving a minivan at a high rate of speed heading south on Likelike Highway when he hit a barrier wall approaching the tunnel around 5:25 a.m. The minivan then hit the right side wall in the tunnel, rear-ended a pickup truck traveling in the same direction in the right lane, and struck the walls of the tunnel several more times before coming to a stop.

The driver of the minivan was taken to the Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition. The driver of the truck, a 67-year-old Honolulu man, was not injured.

Police said speed was a factor in the crash. It is not known if alcohol or drugs were also involved.

Police closed the windward-bound lanes of the highway for several hours following the accident. 

 

 

 

Click here to see our full coverage of the coronavirus outbreak. Submit your coronavirus news tip.

Be the first to know
Get web push notifications from Star-Advertiser when the next breaking story happens — it's FREE! You just need a supported web browser.
Subscribe for this feature
Comments have been disabled for this story...

Scroll Up