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Oahu Sees Three Major Accidents

(KHNL) -Oahu sees three major traffic accidents in less than 12 hours.

The first accident was on the H-1 freeway, near the Airport Viaduct.

It was on the H-1 Westbound, on the viaduct just before the airport cutoff.

A 32 year old man and a 28 year old woman were in a van at the time of the crash.

Today we learned the two were fighting when the woman, who was driving, lost control of the van.

"During the argument the passenger of the vehicle kicked the steering wheel which caused the driver to lose control of the vehicle. the vehicle went from the right most land across the freeway and collided with concrete embankment and flipped over three of four times," says Captain Frank Fujii of the Honolulu Police Department.

The woman was trapped in the wreckage, forcing rescue personal to cut her out of the vehicle using the jaws of life.

An ambulance took the woman to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition.

About four hours later, just after midnight, police arrested Iovani Alatani at a Punchbowl address.

He was booked for second degree assault which is a class c felony.

About three hours later, on Nimitz highway near Iwilei, a police chase involving two suspects in a stolen truck -- ends in a head-on crash .

The chase began at the farmer's market in the Ward area at 10:15 p.m.

Witnesses say the truck was heading the wrong way on the highway when it slammed head-on into a white honda.

Paramedics took the male driver of the honda to the hospital.

Police arrested two men at the scene of the crash for riding in a stolen car.

And this morning in Kailua, a 44-year old woman dies after the car she was riding in collides with a semi truck.

This crash happened just after seven this morning on Mokapu saddle road at the Kapaa Quarry Road intersection.

Witnesses tell police the car ran the red light and crashed into the truck.

Police say the woman suffered a heart attack on the way to the hospital, and died.

The drivers of the car and truck were also taken to the hospital for treatment.