Two Hurt in Chain-reaction Crash in Kalihi

by Minna Sugimoto

(KHNL) -- It was a busy Thursday morning for Honolulu police and paramedics. Shortly before the deadly pedestrian crash in Aiea, several cars were involved in a collision in the Kalihi area.

It happened on Liliha Street near the Chinese Lutheran Church at about 7:15 a.m. Police say the driver of an SUV was trying to switch lanes, when he triggered a chain-reaction crash.

"We had a total of six vehicles involved," Sgt. Don Fujishima, Honolulu Police Department, said. "The driver and passenger in unit one was transported to Queen's in serious but stable condition."

Police say no one suffered life-threatening injuries, but the crash caused a traffic tie-up. Firefighters were called in to clean up the debris.