Officer hospitalized in critical Makaha crash

Witnesses: Officer's vehicle was rear-ended by speeding SUV

 UPDATED 9:21 AM HST Jun 08, 2013
MAKAHA, Hawaii -

A Honolulu police officer was hospitalized in critical condition Friday night after a Mercedes sports-utility vehicle rear-ended the officer's vehicle, according to police.

It happened on Farrington Highway near Water Street at around 11:40 p.m.

Witnesses say the SUV was speeding north on Farrington Highway before it hit the officer's SUV.

The officer's vehicle flipped at least and landed on its roof in a residential yard.

The Mercedes SUV veered left and hit a truck going in the opposite direction.

Residents in the area say they quickly ran over to help get the officer out of the car.

"He was unconscious.  He was all twisted up," said Makaha resident Kimo Proff.  "He was all the way in the back seat, the third row east.   We never know was one cop till we when 'bus the windows with the big brick."

Emergency Medical Services officials say the officer, a man in his 30s, was taken to the hospital in critical condition.

The driver of the Mercedes, a 33-year-old man, was hospitalized in serious condition.  His passenger, a woman in her 30s, was transported to the hospital in serious to critical condition.

Witnesses say a 4-year-old boy in the truck had a gash on his head.  He was hospitalized in stable condition.

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