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POSTED: Tuesday, November 03, 2009

Man dies after being crushed by forklift

Police said a 54-year-old man was killed when he was run over by a forklift yesterday afternoon in Iwilei while trying to repair it.

The accident occurred at about 3:45 p.m. at 500 Alakawa St. in Iwilei when the forklift suddenly started up during the repair, police said.

Fire Capt. Terry Seelig said the forklift surged forward while the man was troubleshooting it, and he was crushed by the forklift against the back of a flatbed truck.

Paramedics got the call at 3:54 p.m. He was pronounced dead at the scene at 4:18 p.m., Bryan Cheplic, Emergency Services Department spokesman, said.

4 sought after attack and sex assault in Kona

Four men attacked an adult female who was waiting for a ride on Kuakini Highway in Kona at about 1 a.m. Sunday, causing multiple injuries to her face and neck, police said, and at least one of the men sexually assaulted her.

The men left the area in an unknown direction. They are described as being in their early 20s.

Police ask that anyone who may have witnessed this incident call Detective Gerald Wike of the Juvenile Aid Section at 326-4646, ext. 302, or the Police Department's nonemergency line at 935-3311.

Fight erupts at accident ending in 2 arrests

Police arrested a 20-year-old man and an 18-year-old woman Sunday and were searching for two men yesterday in what began as a motor vehicle accident.

Police said the female suspect and a 23-year-old man got into an accident in Kalihi at about 5:12 p.m. and stopped at a parking lot to exchange information.

While stopped, three men got out of the woman's car, and the male suspect allegedly punched the male driver, who remained seated in the driver's seat, police said.

A second man allegedly punched a 23-year-old male passenger, who was seated in the front passenger seat.

During the confrontation, police said, a third man allegedly kicked the woman's car, damaging a rear door. The four suspects fled in their car.

Police later found the 20-year-old man and arrested him on suspicion of first-degree unauthorized entry into a motor vehicle. The woman was also arrested on suspicion of fleeing the scene of an accident.

Police continued to search for the two other men.