Truck Plows Into Honolulu Intersection, Killing Cyclist, Pedestrians

4 others injured in suspected drunk driving crash
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 29, 2019 6:55 PM CST
In this photo taken Monday, Jan. 28, 2019, is the scene of a multiple vehicle accident involving two trucks and a bicyclist in Honolulu.   (Cindy Ellen Russell/Honolulu Star-Advertiser via AP)
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(Newser) – Police say a suspected drunken driver in a pickup truck veered into a crowded Honolulu intersection, killing two pedestrians and a bicyclist and injuring four others. Authorities say alcohol and speed may have played a role in the crash Monday evening, the AP reports. Lt. James Slayter tells the Honolulu Star Advertiser that the truck hit other cars several blocks away and then sped across three lanes of traffic to try to turn onto a street. He says the truck drove over a median and knocked over a light pole where the pedestrians and bicyclist were waiting. He also plowed into another pickup truck.

The 27-year-old driver and the driver of the other pickup were hospitalized in serious condition. Two pedestrians were in critical condition, while one was in good condition. The Honolulu medical examiner's office has identified two of the three people killed, the AP reports: 26-year-old Casimir Pokorny of Oreland, Pennsylvania, and 39-year-old William Lau of Honolulu. The identification of the third victim is pending. (Police say the driver in a crash that killed three Girl Scouts was "huffing" beforehand.)


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