Three people were killed and five with major injuries were hospitalized in serious condition after a pick-up truck crashed through a pedestrians group who were crossing the street in Hawaii, Honolulu authorities confirmed on Monday, January 28.
The deadly collision occurred at approx. 6:20 p.m. in Kakaako, a Honolulu neighborhood. According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser report, the crash involved two pick-up trucks and more than a dozen pedestrians.
An eyewitness, Fredly Sampson, told the outlet, "It slammed those people. Just a really bad scene. All those people, they couldn’t even move."
#BREAKING: At least one person is dead following an accident involving multiple pedestrians. Police have shut down westbound lanes of Ala Moana Blvd. near Kamakee Street. LATEST: https://t.co/TZqu8xk0TI pic.twitter.com/nu3RUk0ius— Hawaii News Now (@HawaiiNewsNow) January 29, 2019
Authorities said the among the people who were killed, two were pedestrians while one was a bike rider.
The remaining victims, including the other pick-up truck driver and the suspect, were taken to a nearby hospital in serious condition. According to Hawaii News Now report, the victims' were reportedly between 20 and 40 years old.
Police officials said the suspected driver was intoxicated. As the suspect has been in the hospital for his injuries, they haven't arrested him yet.
The Star-Advertiser reported that police are treating the accident as a negligent homicide investigation.
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