Car crash in Kalaeloa sends injures two, causes traffic jamUPDATED 6:10 PM HST Sep 07, 2013Video Transcript
Young. A 22 year-old passenger is critically injured, and an 18 year- old driver seriously hurt -- after their Honda Accord slammed into a tree. The one-car crash also closed part of a critical boulevard for Kalaeloa businesses. KITV 4's Paul Drewes has more in tonight's TOP STORY. The wrecked car ended up in the median of Kalaeloa Boulevard. Much of the passenger side was a twisted mess of mangled metal, some of it even wrapped around a tree. According to Police, the two men who were inside had to be hospitalized from the force of the crash. As investigators pieced together what happened shortly before 9 this morning, the road going into the industrial area was closed. This single-car accident also slammed the brakes on a busy work day for many big rig drivers. Rainy@16:18-16:29 "this was actually our last run, then we were going to go home and do some shopping. But we're stuck here. They said it was going to be a half an hour, but i'm sure it will be longer than that." Truckloads of concrete, waste and cargo of all sorts just stacked up alongside the road, with drivers helpless to do anything but sit and wait. felix@4:53 "now i'm stuck here for most of the day, and all the people waiting for me everybody has to wait" Wait they did, after this accident. For two hours the road was closed. justin@9:50 "just so long as I can pull my load that my company needs me to pull we'll be ok" standup@18:05-18:10 "this shut-down, even though it is temporary, will still have a big impact on some of West Oahu's small businesses" 6:27-6:36 "i'm the only one at my company that does the driving, so whatever doesn't get done today has to be done tomorrow. We're just a small company" Finally, just before 11 in the morning, police contra-flowed outgoing lanes of traffic and drivers were finally able to get their big rigs and their business going again. At Campbell Industrial Park, Paul Drewes KITV 4 news. Police are still investigating but an officer tells KITV 4 news wet roads and speed may have been factors in the crash.