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All lanes of H-1 eastbound reopened after serious vehicle accident near UH

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    Eastbound traffic was backed up on the H-1 freeway this morning past the Ward Avenue overpass following a serious vehicle accident near at the University Avenue offramp.

Two people were taken to the hospital in serious condition following a three-car collision Monday on the H-1 freeway before the University Avenue offramp.

The accident occurred at 7:38 a.m. in the eastbound lane, Emergency Medical Services said.

A 22-year-old woman and a 70-year-old man were taken to the hospital in serious condition.

Police closed the Bingham Street offramp on the H-1 freeway at 8 a.m. as part of its traffic investigation and reopened all lanes shortly after 9 a.m.

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    • Majority of the H-1 has not been updated to accommodate 21st century traffic volume that is the problem. The University area is a joke! This problem includes distracted drivers and drivers running late.

  • Wow, first day of class and already a serious accident. I wonder if there is some alternative route to UH parking the DOT can plan/design. The current off-ramp is a single-lane that backs directly into H-1. I suppose it will take one to two people to get killed before the state does anything.

    • Private schools like Punahou are not even back in session. This is the consequence of wasting $10 t0 $20 BILLION on a train to nowhere project and stopping all new roadway improvement measures when for decades everyone knows what a mess the H1 E bound Vineyard/Ward/Piikoi onramp – Punahou Offramp nightmare that is one of the major factors in weekday gridlock traffic on Oahu. The train does NOTHING to alleviate this University/Private school commuting crowd that all converges in one tiny area in Honolulu (use of bus/train/bus commute solution whether terminating at Middle St. Stadium or Ala Moana Ctr will easily DOUBLE their commute time compared to a single City Express! route from Kapolei/Ewa Beach to UH Manoa or Waikiki). On top of which the University on and offramps are poorly designed (offramps located immediately after onramps) and some of the shortest onramps in the nation and the world for a freeway. The only safe way to get onto the freewy from the UH onramps is to have a supercharged corvette Z06 or all wheel drive Porsche 911 turbo with launch control since you need to go from 0 to 50-55 mph in less than 3 seconds, preferably closer to 2 seconds since drivers in the right most lane should appropriately be going at least 50 mph and you really only have at most 3 seconds before a car driving in the right lane will reach the onramp. Most responsible resident drivers know the situation and will purposely slow down to a slower speed or try to change lanes to the left but in reality with so many drivers on the road, this type of accident and slowdowns are unavoidable in the area. The money for the train to nowhere WITH federal highway funds should have redesigned these on and offramps in the Punahou, UH area including selected freeway flyover or limited double decking. ALL Oahu commuters would have benefited from such roadway improvements, instead all of Oahu’s “eggs” in the the train to nowhere basket that will INCREASE gridlock traffic and these type of traffic tying accidents now and in the future.

      • Make sure you have the Traction Control and Active Handling Mode turned on in the Vette. If you don’t, you can end up sideways, especially on the East bound on ramp.

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