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POSTED: Sunday, March 15, 2009

Crash critically injures 19-year-old

Speed and alcohol were factors in a one-vehicle crash yesterday in Kailua that sent a 19-year-old man to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition, police said.

At about 2:50 a.m. a Kailua man driving alone in a Toyota sport utility vehicle Waimanalo-bound on Kalanianaole Highway near Old Kalanianaole Road crossed into the opposite lane, hit a guardrail and rolled over, police said. The man, who was not wearing his seat belt, was partially ejected.

Motorist wrecks neighbor's house

A car hit a house in Kapolei yesterday, sending the driver, a woman appearing to be in her 40s, to the hospital, witnesses and officials said.

The crash happened shortly before 8 p.m. at 91-1089 Lipo St.

A neighbor across the street said she heard a crash and looked out her door to see the car already in the back yard. The car had hit the back door of the house.

Firefighters were helping to patch a large hole in the door, a Fire Department spokesman said.

The driver, a neighborhood resident, appeared to be OK, but she was taken to the hospital by ambulance, the neighbor said.

The residents were not home at the time.

Man accused of having gun on bus

Police arrested a 39-year-old Wahiawa man Friday night after he allegedly carried a gun on a city bus.

At about 10:30 p.m. Friday, police received a call about a man with a handgun in Haleiwa. Witnesses told officers the suspect got on a city bus.

Police said they stopped the bus at Kamehameha Highway and Kamananui Road and found a gun in the man's pocket.