Man in critical condition following traffic accident near Sea Life Park

Published: May. 4, 2015 at 8:32 PM HST|Updated: May. 4, 2015 at 11:22 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A man is in critical condition following a car accident in East Oahu on Monday.

Officials say a man in his 70's was driving near Makapuu Lighthouse around 4 p.m., when he saw a woman crossing the street and swerved to avoid hitting her. The driver then hit another man in his 40's, who was standing near his SUV. The man suffered a serious leg injury and was transported to a local hospital. He is currently in critical condition.

Police closed Kalanianaole Highway between Sea Life Park and Makapuu Lookout for a few hours as they continued their investigation, and reopened the road around 7 p.m.

Officials say no one saw the woman crossing the street and are looking for witnesses. The driver is currently being held on negligent injury charges.

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