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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 9:40 p.m., Saturday, July 1, 2006

5 hurt in Wai'anae wreck

Advertiser Staff

A two-car accident in front of the Wai'anae Police Station tonight injured five people — one of them critically — and closed off the westbound lane of Farrington Highway.

The 7:37 p.m. accident caused one car to overturn.

All five victims were taken to The Queen's Medical Center.

Paramedics took two victims by helicopter. One was a man in his late 40s, whose condition was upgraded from critical to serious. The other, a woman in her 70s, was in critical condition, said Bryan Cheplic, Emergency Services Department spokesman.

Three people — a 63-year-old woman, a 20-year-old man and a 19-year-old woman — were listed in serious but stable condition.

Westbound traffic was detoured onto Wai'anae Valley Road, said Police Sgt. Ford Ebesugawa. The cause of the accident is under investigation.