Police reopened some lanes of the H-1 Freeway in the Waianae-bound direction in Kapolei after a crash and vehicle fire near Kapolei.
The crash happened about 4:40 p.m. near the Makakilo off-ramp.
Paramedics treated 3 people for injuries and took them to the hospital in serious condition. All three got out of their vehicles on their own, Emergency Medical Services reported.
Police said according to initial reports a vehicle collided with a semi-tractor truck in the town-bound lanes, resulting in a vehicle flipping over and landing in the Waianae-bound lanes. All Waianae-bound lanes were initially closed after the crash. Police reopened all the lanes at about 6:20 p.m.
The truck may have blown a tire, which caused it to hit the median, according to the EMS report.
A woman in a sports utility vehicle, believed to be 36-years-old, was apparently struck by a tire from the truck. She suffered apparent head, neck, shoulder, back and abdomen pain. The driver of the sports utility vehicle, a 40-year-old man, was treated for apparent neck, back, chest, left knee pain and abrasions to his left arm. Both were wearing seat belts, the EMS report said.
The driver of the truck, a 69-year-old man, was also injured and was also wearing a seat belt, EMS said.
Firefighters extinguished a vehicle fire and were cleaning up a diesel spill, reportedly of about 60 gallons, said Honolulu Fire Department Capt. David Jenkins.
Traffic cameras showed cars at a standstill in Makakilo following the freeway closure.