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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted at 5:52 p.m., Saturday, July 13, 2002

Man critical after North Shore accident

Advertiser Staff

A 60-year-old Waialua man, who was thrown from his Ford farm tractor during a North Shore traffic collision last night, was taken by helicopter to Queen's Medical Center, according to the Honolulu Police Department.

The man remained in critical condition at Queen's today.

Police said the incident occurred at Farrington Highway at shortly before 9 p.m. when the eastbound tractor driver attempted to make a left turn onto Ku Place and was struck by a westbound white 1989 Chevrolet Beretta driven by a 19-year-old man, also from Waialua.

The driver of the tractor, which had no license tags, received massive internal injuries when he was struck and thrown to the pavement, police said. The driver of the westbound Chevrolet, who was alone in the car, was not injured.

Neither driver appeared to be under the influence of alcohol, although speed may have been a factor in the collision, said police. Authorities are investigating the incident as a negligent injury case.