Car crashes into house in Hawaii Kai
A 17-year-old boy was injured this morning when a car crashed through the bedroom of his Hawaii Kai home.
Just after 10 a.m., a vehicle crashed into the house at 724 Ainapo St. in Hahaione Valley.
Al Garcia, the boy's father, was upstairs when he heard a loud crash, and at first thought someone had hit his car. When he saw the dust, he knew it was far more serious.
"I ran downstairs in my son's room, and he was pinned between the bed," Garcia said. "I was hysterical."
Garcia said the 70-year-old woman who was driving the car apparently thought the gas pedal was the brake.
Fire Capt. Terry Seelig said the boy did not receive serious injuries, but was hospitalized for treatment. The car was towed out, but Seelig said the home did not appear to be in any danger of structural collapse.
Both the driver and the boy were outside the home when rescue officials arrived.
Garcia, who was emotional after the incident, said he was just happy that his son was not seriously injured. The boy appeared responsive outside the home.
"He told me he was all right," Garcia said. "He's all bruised up but I'm pretty sure he's gonna be OK. Thank God somebody was watching over us."
Freelance journalist Barry Markowitz contributed to this report.