Alcohol is possible factor in critical Pearl City crash

Published On: Aug 06 2014 04:49:14 AM HST   Updated On: Jul 17 2014 08:10:58 AM HST
PEARL CITY, Hawaii -

A 22-year-old man was hospitalized in critical condition after the car he was in struck a traffic light pole Thursday morning in Pearl City, according to a Emergency Medical Services officials.

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The crash happened at around 4:20 a.m. near the intersection of Kuala Street and Acacia Road near the Pearl Highlands Center.

Police say the man was a passenger in the car.  The driver of the car, a 20-year-old man, was hospitalized in serious condition.

Investigators say the driver did not have a license.  They also said alcohol may have been a factor in the crash.

Police shut down the southbound lanes of Kuala Street from Acacia Road to Kamehameha Highway during the investigation.  The road was reopened just after 8 a.m.

PHOTO: Car crashes into Pearl City pole

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