Man critically injured after crashing into guardrail on H-1 in Waipahu

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Published: Jun. 8, 2022 at 4:57 AM HST|Updated: Jun. 8, 2022 at 5:48 AM HST
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WAIPAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man was critically injured after crashing into a guardrail on the H-1 Freeway early Wednesday, authorities said.

The crash happened around 1:30 a.m. in the westbound direction, prior to the Kunia Road off-ramp.

Honolulu police said the man was driving in the westbound direction when he veered over to the right side of the freeway and crashed into a guardrail, then crossed over three lanes of traffic and crashed into the center guardrail.

Police said he lost control of the vehicle and was ejected onto the roadway.

The driver, who has not been identified yet, was taken to a nearby hospital in critical condition.

It does not appear that he was wearing a seat belt.

Police said speed is likely a factor in the crash, but it is unclear if drugs or alcohol were involved.

Westbound lanes of the freeway were closed for several hours but have since reopened.

This story will be updated.

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