Car crash snarls freeway traffic

Gene Schafers
Gene Schafers

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

KUNIA (KHNL) - A car crash on the H-1 Freeway near Kunia created traffic woes for Leeward Oahu drivers Monday afternoon.

Witnesses say the car was speeding and weaving in and out of traffic, before the driver lost control. It ran up a hill and flipped, landing on its roof in the middle of the east-bound lanes.

Gene Schafers, a visitor from Canada, rushed over to help the male driver and his female passenger.

"He was in pain, but seemed to be not life-threatening pain," Schafers said. "And so we tried to get him comforted and away from the scene, while my son and his girlfriend were caring for the girl inside."

The crash shut down all but one of the east-bound lanes, and also snarled traffic on the west-bound side because of rubber-necking.