All southbound lanes of the H-2 Freeway, from Wahiawa to Mililani, have been reopened after a multiple-vehicle accident injured nearly 10 people and caused traffic delays for more than three hours.
According to Emergency Medical Services officials, at least eight people were injured in the seven-vehicle crash that happened at around 7:15 a.m. Monday. EMS said the car driven by a 70-year-old man was was heading in the northbound direction and crossed over a grassy median into a southbound lane, causing the chain-reaction crash.
Three people were taken to the Queen's Medical Center, including the 70-year-old who was in critical condition, and two women -- ages 44 and 29 -- were in serious condition. The other individuals suffered minor injuries and were treated at the scene.
Police said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors.
Officers closed off southbound lanes of the freeway, between the Wilikina onramp to the Mililani offramp, and had to redirect traffic until reopening lanes at around 10:45 a.m.