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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Tuesday, December 24, 2002

Three injured as truck crashes into wall

Advertiser Staff

Employees from Honolulu Towing and SS&M Towing yesterday helped remove a dump truck from a crash scene at Kalaniana'ole Highway and Pu'u Ikena Drive. The truck's driver crashed into a coral wall at the intersection. The driver and two boys in the truck were taken to The Queen's Medical Center for treatment.

Eugene Tanner • The Honolulu Advertiser

Three people were injured and afternoon rush hour through East Honolulu was snarled for more than an hour after a dump truck crashed into a wall at the corner of Kalaniana'ole Highway and Pu'uikena Drive yesterday.

The truck, which was loaded with dirt and gravel, was coming down Pu'uikena, the steep road that leads from Hawai'i Loa Ridge, shortly before 4:30 p.m. The truck crossed the highway and rammed into the coral wall that surrounds the home of Mike Fisch, publisher and president of The Advertiser.

Fisch said he had just arrived home when he heard the crash. He said the truck pushed a portion of the wall against his house, causing some structural damage.

Fisch said he and several other people helped the driver and two young boys out of the truck. The three were taken to The Queen's Medical Center, where they were in guarded condition last night.