Saturday, October 2, 1999

By Ken Sakamoto, Star-Bulletin
A police officer this morning examines a Honda Civic
that was crushed when it was rear-ended by a pickup truck.

Woman badly hurt
when car rear-ended
by pickup truck

Star-Bulletin staff


A four-car crash this morning on Ala Moana left one woman critically injured and closed the road for several hours.

Four cars were heading Diamond Head on Ala Moana fronting the Comp USA building when the male driver of a Nissan pickup truck rear-ended a Honda Civic at 2:23 a.m., police said.

The Civic was thrown three lanes into a curb. A woman, 24, in the car was taken to Queen's Hospital in critical condition.

After hitting the car, the truck then sideswiped another Civic and a Saturn before turning onto Keawe Street, police said. The truck's driver, who is in his 20s, was arrested two blocks away when his truck apparently stopped because of heavy damage.

He was booked for drunken driving and hit-and-run.

Ala Moana from South to Coral streets was closed for more than six hours as police examined the scene. Traffic was rerouted onto Auahi Street, causing slowdowns.

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