Car crash closes Pali on ramp

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The H-1 westbound Punchbowl on ramp closed this morning due to a motor vehicle accident.

At approximately 4:45 a.m. an SUV collided with a pickup truck at the intersection of School Street and the Pali Highway. The impact of the collision forced the SUV through the School Street fence barrier, sending it rolling down the embankment and on to the H-1 Freeway westbound lanes.

The 28-year-old driver of the SUV was arrested for DUI. No injuries were reported.

The Honolulu Police Department arrived on scene at about 5:00 a.m. and requested a tow truck to clear the accident.

Once the car was removed, crews stayed on scene to fix a downed utility pole that resulted from the crash.

The Pali on ramp and all lanes have since re-opened.

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