Car crashes into Mililani home

Car crashes into Mililani home
Moises Perez
Moises Perez

MILILANI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Talk about a rude awakening.

Moises Perez said he was beginning to wind down shortly before 2 a.m. this morning after eating a late meal when he heard a crash in his living room.

"All of a sudden I heard a loud explosion. I heard glass breaking and stuff," he said.

"The car hit and ... I was thrown about 10 feet from where I originally was and my sister and them they were sleeping on one side of the room and they were thrown all the way across the room."

Police later found that the driver of the Mitsubishi Montero vehicle had crashed through the Perez family's two-bedroom townhouse on Kuahelani Avenue.

The car made a gaping hole at the side of the home, destroying a wooden wall and shattering glass windows.

Perez, 20, says the SUV eventually landed within two feet of where his father was resting his head. But luckily, all seven people who were home at the time escaped serious injury.

A few suffered scratches and bruises and later went to Wahiawa General Hospital as a precaution.

Police records show that the driver of the vehicle -- 32-year-old Byron Delgado -- was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence. Delgado posted bail and was later released.

According to Perez, the stretch along Kuahelani Avenue has seen a number of accidents in recent years."

"This light pole over here, there was a car that hit it," he said.

"Someone hit the mailbox over here, someone hit the other light pole. I think they hit a curb or one of the cars next to First Hawaiian bank."

Perez says his landlord plans to begin repairs today. Red Cross officials offered to place the family in a hotel but Perez says his parents and his siblings plan to stay with relatives who live nearby.

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