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H-1 access from Piikoi reopened after truck cleared

  • PHOTO BY CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    2011 NOVEMBER 9 WDA A truck, driven by Jared Solomon, at right, sits under H1 freeway at Piikoi St. At around 8 am, as Solomon made turn to get onto freeway, u-bolts attaching the dirt-filled truckbed to the axle broke. "It was heartstopping but God was riding with me today, said Solomon. SA photo by Craig T. Kojima
  • PHOTO BY CRAIG T. KOJIMA/CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    2011 NOVEMBER 9 WDA Rear end of truck, driven by Jared Solomon, sits under H1 freeway at Piikoi St. At around 8 am, as Solomon made turn to get onto freeway, u-bolts attaching the dirt-filled truckbed to the axle broke. "It was heartstopping but God was riding with me today", said Solomon. SA photo by Craig T. Kojima
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Access to the H-1 freeway westbound from the Lunalilo Street onramp has been reopened after workers cleared a tractor-trailer that broke down this morning.

The truck was making a left turn from Piikoi Street onto Lunalilo Street when one of its axles broke. That closed the two lanes on Piikoi that turn on to Lunalilo Street to get to the freeway onramp.

Police closed the lanes near Matlock and Lunalilo streets on Piikoi  Street at 8:50 this morning while the owner of the truck — Hawaii Heavy Haul Services — was called to try to repair the vehicle.

The truck’s driver, Jared Solomon, said the U-bolts attaching the dirt-filled truckbed to the axle broke.

“It was heart-stopping, but God was with me today,” Solomon said.

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