Posted at 1:01 p.m., Wednesday, September 6, 2006
Army apologizes for traffic woes tied to H-1 accident
By William Cole
Advertiser Military Writer
The truck and hydraulic excavator that hit a pedestrian overpass in 'Aiea were from the 82nd Engineer Company, 29th Engineer Battalion, 8th Sustainment Command (Theater), the Army said.
The heavy equipment was being transported from Pearl Harbor to Schofield Barracks.
"We offer our regrets and apologies to all the residents of O'ahu who were inconvenienced by this accident," Lt. Col. John C. Williams, a spokesman for U.S. Army, Pacific, at Fort Shafter, said in a statement. "We are currently conducting a thorough investigation into this accident. As part of this investigation, we are reviewing all procedures with the goal of preventing future accidents of this type. Additionally, we are fully cooperating with all agencies involved in investigating this accident."
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