POSTED: Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Man in hospital after collision

A 56-year-old Honolulu man was critically injured yesterday morning when the sport utility vehicle he was driving rear-ended a flatbed truck in Kalihi.

Police said the driver of a 2009 white Toyota RAV4 might have been affected by a medical condition when he struck the white 2000 International flatbed truck, which was stopped in traffic, police said.

The accident occurred at 8:20 a.m. on Laumaka Street between Kaluaopalena Street and Kamehameha Highway.

The SUV was traveling south on Laumaka Street when it hit the truck.



Police asking help to find lost kayaker

; Big Island police are asking for the public's help in finding a man whose kayak was found floating empty on Nov. 27.

Police recovered a green kayak floating upside down in waters off the South Kohala coast. They discovered it belong to Jason Winbush, also known as Jason Wilcox, Ken Washington, Ken Wilcox, “;WJ”; and “;JW.”;

Winbush is described as African-American, 6 feet 2 inches tall, about 160 pounds, with brown eyes and brown hair worn in dreadlocks, police said. He also has a beard, a mustache and a tattoo on his forehead.

Anyone with information can call officer Edward Lewis Jr. at 887-3082 or the department's nonemergency line at 935-3311.