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Woman ejected from car on Likelike Highway in serious condition

The condition of a woman critically injured after being ejected from a vehicle on Likelike Highway was updated to serious.

Police are investigating a traffic incident that occurred Saturday night on the Likelike Highway where a 1997 Jeep Cherokee spun out of control, causing a female passenger to be ejected from the vehicle traveling in the Kaneohe-bound lanes.

The Honolulu Police Department Traffic Division Vehicular Homicide Section said the woman was taken to a nearby trauma center where her condition was upgraded to serious. According to an Emergency Medical Services report the woman is in her 20s.

HPD said the Jeep continued on and was found abandoned a mile away from the scene.

Alcohol appeared to be a factor in the incident.

The highway in the Kaneohe-bound direction was closed from Valley View Drive between 8:10 p.m. and 11:28 p.m., according to police traffic alerts.

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