3 seriously injured after car crashes into dialysis facility in Kaimuki
KAIMUKI (HawaiiNewsNow) - Three people were seriously injured Friday afternoon when an SUV crashed into a dialysis facility in Kaimuki.
Honolulu EMS officials confirmed a 51-year-old man was in critical condition following the incident. Meanwhile, two men in their 70s — including the driver of the SUV — were in serious condition.
Three other people refused transfer to a hospital.
A second vehicle was also damaged. It appears to have been parked on the opposite side of the parking lot and had been pushed backward into a tree.
The incident happened about 5 p.m. at Liberty Dialysis Hawaii at the intersections of Koko Head and Harding avenues.
Honolulu police traffic investigators were on the scene for several hours, but the circumstances surrounding the crash were still unclear Friday night.
The SUV went through a large window into what appeared to be the clinic’s waiting area.
The crash left broken glass and toppled furniture in the room, with a large piece of the glass window ending up several feet away from its original location.
It’s not known whether there were people in the waiting room at the time.
A spokesperson for Liberty Dialysis said in an email that “our focus is on supporting those that were injured in this afternoon’s incident at the Kaimuki Liberty Dialysis facility and ensuring other patients receive their critical dialysis treatments.”
Liberty Dialysis also said that the clinic itself was still operational and that it expected to continue caring for patients.
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