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Leeward car accident leaves one dead

Cora Galut Cora Galut
Eddie Werner Eddie Werner

By Roger Mari bio | email

NANAKULI (KHNL) - The early morning crash involved three cars and brought traffic to a standstill. It also added to the number of dead killed on our roads, as one man dies in the crash that left 4 others injured.

It was a horrific sight for those passing by on Farrington Highway in Nanakuli.

"I see the car smashed there and see one person there that they're covering," said Leeward Resident Cora Galut.

It happened just before 7:00 Saturday morning. Police say an 18-year-old male was driving west. He crossed the centerline, collided head-on with a sedan headed east killing it's 36-year old driver. Another car headed east driven by a 72 year-old Waianae Resident then struck the sedan. She was taken to Queens Medical Center in serious condition.

"She's really nice, she always says hi and sometimes we talk story," said Cora Galut.

The accident happened in front of the Eddie Werner's house. He came out and tried to help the victim who died, but says there wasn't much he could do. It's not the first time he's seen a major accident on Farrington Highway near his home.

"20 years I've been here, maybe over 20 something. It's really dangerous, it's really scary, especially with kids,' SAID Leeward Resident Eddie Werner.

It's the seventh fatality on Oahu roads this year compared to five this time last year. People are being urged to use common sense when they're on the roads.

"Just be careful and watch people and don't drive fast," said Cora Galut.

The accident backed up traffic for miles, until the cars were towed away at around 10:30. So far police aren't sure if speed or alcohol were factors in the crash.

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