HONOLULU (KHON2) — A 29-year-old man driving a pickup truck is in critical condition after he apparently ignored a red traffic signal and collided head-on with another vehicle carrying five passengers at the intersection of Fort Weaver Road and Kolowaka Drive in Ewa Beach.
According to the Honolulu Police Department (HPD), the incident happened around 9 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 5. Five people were in the vehicle that had been hit, including a 63-year-old man from Mililani, a 35-year-old man, a 33-year-old woman and two children from the mainland.
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The Honolulu Fire Department (HFD) reported that the five occupants of the vehicle that was hit managed to leave their vehicle themselves, and they were all taken to a nearby hospital in good condition.
They had been going southbound on Fort Weaver Road and were turning onto Kolowaka Drive before their vehicle was hit.
However, firefighters had to free the 29-year-old man from his overturned pickup truck. He was taken to a hospital in critical condition. The collision closed Fort Weaver Road and mauka-bound lanes at Kolowaka Drive to Geiger Road Tuesday night.
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Police said alcohol seems to have been a factor in this incident, but speed does not appear to be one. It is currently unknown if drugs were also a contributing factor as this investigation is ongoing, HPD reported.