KAPOLEI, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 23-year-old man was critically injured Wednesday night after losing control of the pickup truck he was driving and causing a major traffic backup on the H-1 Freeway near the Kualakai off-ramp, Honolulu police said.
Police said around 6 p.m., the Nanakuli man tried to pull over off the road when his truck encountered a mechanical issue, but he ended up going down an embankment and getting ejected.
He was taken to the hospital in critical condition. His male passenger was not injured.
Police said it's unknown whether speed, alcohol or drugs were factors.