Six people were hospitalized and one victim was critically injured following a head-on collision in Nanakuli Saturday morning.
The collision happened around 9:20 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of Farrington Highway and Nanakuli Avenue.
Honolulu police traffic investigators said the 18 year-old driver of the gray Chevy Trail Blazer fell asleep at the wheel.
Police said the driver, her 2-year-old daughter, her 12-year-old sister and a 5-year-old relative were in both serious and stable condition
Traffic Lt. Robert Towne said the SUV was headed westbound and the white compact car was headed east bound. Towne said the gray SUV crossed the centerline and collided into a white car.
Near the crash Carla Hobbs was helping customers sort through glass bottles at Reynolds Recycling.
Hobbs said she didn't hear or see the head-on collision but the smell of burnt rubber got her attention.
"It was heart-wrenching because as soon I came over here I heard the babies yelling and screaming," Hobbs said.
Firefighters used the Jaws of Life to free the 22-year-old driver of the white car and his passenger who officials said were pinned inside the vehicle.
Police said the impact of the crash critically injured the man.