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The Honolulu Advertiser

Posted at 1:37 p.m., Thursday, July 6, 2006

Four injured in church van crash

Advertiser Staff

Four people riding in a church van were injured this morning when the driver fell asleep at the wheel and the vehicle went off the road, hitting a sign, an electric pole and a cement bridge, police and emergency medical officials said.

The 23-year-old driver, a 37-year-old woman, a 17-year-old boy and a 57-year-old man all were taken to The Queen's Medical Center in serious condition, according to the city office of Emergency Services.

The van was carrying members of Lighthouse Christian Fellowship Assembly of God in Waipahu. At 11:38 a.m., the van went off Farrington Highway near Mokuola Street in Waipahu when the driver fell asleep at the wheel, police and emergency officials said.

The group had just come from the airport when the accident occurred.

No other vehicles were involved, and no one else was injured.

A HECO official said the damage to the pole did not cause an outage because the 12,000-volt line on the pole had already been de-energized for maintenance.