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2 men in critical condition following near head-on collision

KALIHI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two men are in critical condition following a near head-on collision on Nimitz Highway Thursday night.

According to officials, a 24-year-old man from Kaneohe was traveling eastbound on Nimitz Highway when he lost control of his 2006 Nissan Sentra and crossed the median nearly colliding into a 2004 Ford F-150 pickup truck.

The driver of the Sentra and his passenger, a 24-year-old male from Aiea, were taken to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition where they were both downgraded to critical condition.

The driver of the pickup truck, a 35-year-old male from Waianae, was taken to the Queen's Medical Center in good condition.

According to officials, the driver of the Sentra may have been speeding or under the influence of alcohol. Both men in Sentra were not wearing seatbelts at the time of the crash.

Police say the driver of the pickup truck was not speeding or under the influence of alcohol. He was wearing his seatbelt at the time of the crash.

Nimitz Highway was shut down in both directions between Waiakamilo Road and Alakawa Street, but was later reopened.

A negligent injury case is pending.

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