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2 men critically injured after car hits utility pole on Kauai

Two men are in critical condition after they were involved in a single-car crash in Lihue on Kauai early today.

At approximately 3 a.m., police said a white Nissan sedan driven by a 27-year-old Lawai man was turning onto the eastbound lane of Kaumualii Highway from Nawiliwili Road. He lost control of his car and struck a utility pole along the highway fronting Burger King.

Police said the driver was taken to Wilcox Hospital and his 23-year-old passenger of Koloa was flown to Queen’s Medical Center.

Police said the Nissan sedan was “totaled” in the crash. Officers closed one lane on Nawiliwili Road to investigate and reopened the roadway at approximately 6 a.m.

Police are continuing their investigation.

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  • Makes you wonder just how a lot of drivers manage to run their vehicles into a light or telephone pole. Pretty amazing given that these poles are not that close together.
    You would think the odds would not be all that great to do so, yet somehow it seems to happen a lot.

    • I agree. I saw the accident site with the pole planted in the driver’s side door and the only way that could have happened was if the driver was speeding while merging right on to Kaumualii Highway. The pole was so far into the car that I assumed the driver had not survived. Glad to hear otherwise, although he is in critical condition.

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