Male driver in serious condition after large tractor-trailer veers off H-1 Freeway

Driver of large delivery truck veered off H1 east freeway and ended up in area of Kohou and...
Driver of large delivery truck veered off H1 east freeway and ended up in area of Kohou and Olomea Street Saturday morning.(HNN)
Published: Aug. 6, 2022 at 11:47 AM HST|Updated: Aug. 6, 2022 at 4:29 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A male driver is hospitalized in serious condition after a large delivery truck veers off the H-1 Freeway Saturday morning, officials said.

Rescue crews responded to the incident around 9:30 a.m. near the Vineyard Boulevard offramp.

According to officials, the driver of the 40-foot tractor-trailer was traveling eastbound on the far right lane of the freeway when he veered off and ended up in the area of Kohou and Olomea Street.

Authorities said the driver went through a fence, colliding into three cars before crashing into a wall in front of a nearby house.

Emergency officials said there’s a possibility the driver may have encountered a medical condition during the incident and it is unknown if he was wearing his seat belt.

Nearby residents who witnessed the incident ran to help the driver.

“Once it hit our street, I came out and I saw an Armstrong truck had fallen down,” said resident Kevin Barron. “Once he plowed into the wall over here. I didn’t see the guy so I ran over there. Gas was leaking out from the truck so I climbed up to the cab.”

Firefighters said the were able to contain the fuel spill from the truck.

No other injuries were reported and the driver was transported the hospital for further evaluation.

An investigation remains ongoing.

This is a developing story. Please check back for updates.

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