Alcohol believed to be a factor in 2 separate Ala Moana crashes

Alcohol believed to be a factor in 2 separate Ala Moana crashes
Police are investigating a critical crash on Kapiolani Boulevard on Saturday night. (Source: Hawaii News Now)

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - Honolulu police are investigating two separate crashes in the Ala Moana area over the weekend.

On Saturday around 11:25 p.m., police said a 39-year-old man was driving his Jeep westbound on Kapiolani Boulevard when he veered into the eastbound lanes and slammed into a pickup truck and two parked cars near Kona Iki Street.

The driver of the Jeep was critically injured, while the 36-year-old driver of the pickup truck was in serious condition.

Police believe alcohol is a factor.

Hours later, around 3:55 a.m. Sunday, emergency personnel responded to another crash on Kona Street near Piikoi Street.

A man who was drunk and lying down on the road was seriously injured after being hit by a truck, police said.

Police said the man was lying down in front of a parked truck, but the person behind the wheel put the vehicle in drive and started moving.

The pedestrian was transported to the hospital in serious condition.

Though alcohol was a factor for the pedestrian, police said speed and alcohol were not factors for the truck driver.

Police are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.

This story will be updated.

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