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4 people hurt, one critically, in 11-vehicle accident on Likelike on-ramp to Kahekili Highway

  • Video by Dennis Oda / doda@staradvertiser.com

    A tow truck pulling a box truck hit 10 vehicles this afternoon sending four to the hospital, including one in critical condition.

  • DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Police said a 31-year-old man who was in this blue Ford was critically injured this afternoon in a crash involving multiple vehicles on the on-ramp to the Kahekili Highway heading toward Kahaluu.

  • LEILA FUJIMORI / LFUJIMORI@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Witnesses told police they saw the female driver of this tow wagon on her cellphone before crashing into multiple vehicles and hitting the guardrail at the on-ramp to the Kahekili Highway heading toward Kahaluu this afternoon.

  • COURTESY HONOLULU.GOV

    Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a critical motor vehicle accident that closed the Likelike Highway on-ramp to Kahekili Highway this afternoon.

  • COURTESY HONOLULU.GOV

    Emergency Medical Services personnel responded to a critical motor vehicle accident that closed the Likelike Highway on-ramp to Kahekili Highway this afternoon.

UPDATES:

7:30 p.m.

Police have opened the Likelike Highway on-ramp to Kahekili Highway after clearing the scene of a multiple-vehicle crash.

6:18 p.m.

Due to the multiple-car crash on the Likelike Highway in Kaneohe, the Hawaii Department of Transportation will postpone construction activities and extend the Pali Highway access in the Kailua-bound direction until 8 p.m.

Previous coverage

Four people were injured, one of them critically, in a multiple-vehicle accident this afternoon that has closed the on-ramp to Kahekili Highway from the Likelike Highway.

Honolulu police said 11 vehicles were involved in the crash, which occurred around 2 p.m. at the Kahekili on-ramp heading toward Kahaluu.

EMS said a 31-year-old man was in critical condition, two women, ages 87 and 70, were in stable condition, and another female whose age was unknown was in serious condition. Paramedics treated the injured and transported them to a hospital.

The critically injured man was in a blue Ford car which was totalled.

Police said that witnesses saw a tow wagon, which was carrying another truck, crashing through 10 vehicles and hitting the guardrail.

Witnesses told officers that they saw the female driver of the tow wagon on her cellphone before the crash, police said.

The tow wagon “looked like it was losing some brake power,” Honolulu police Lt. James Slayter said.

The accident clogged late-afternoon Likelike traffic to Windward Oahu.

Honolulu Police Department’s Vehicular Homicide Section is investigating.

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Clarification:

Police have clarified that the tow truck hit 10 vehicles. An earlier version said police said that 12 vehicles were struck.

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