September 21, 2010 – Nanakuli, HI – The Star Advertiser reports that 3 people were injured in a car accident with a police car in Nanakuli.
The crash occurred when a Crown Victoria police car traveling on Farrington Highway was struck by a Cutlass Sedan that entered the highway while making a left turn from Maaloa Street. Both vehicles spun after the crash and landed on the side of the road near the Mahalo Express convenience store.
The 38-year-old police officer involved in the crash was taken to Queen’s Medical Center, where he was listed in serious condition. The officer was later released after his condition improved.
The driver of the Cutlass Sedan, a 29-year-old man from Nanakuli, was listed in serious condition. A 30-year-old passenger in the Sedan, also from Nanakuli, was listed in fair condition.
An investigation is still ongoing to determine who was at fault for the car accident.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Crash Statistics, there were 107 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Hawaii.
As a service to the residents of the Big Island and surrounding areas, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Hawaii that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
· single-vehicle accidents;
· accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
· accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.
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