Two-car crash jams Lihue traffic

LIHUE — A two-car collision at the airport intersection caused traffic delays for commuters on Thursday afternoon

The incident occurred just before 4 p.m. when a Ford sedan, heading south on Kapule Highway, attempted to make a left-hand turn into the Lihue Airport and was struck by an oncoming Honda minivan. The impact caused the minivan to veer onto the median and hit a traffic pole head-on, according to a county news release.

The 31-year-old female driver of the minivan and her two passengers, ages 1 and 6, were treated by medics at the scene and released. The male driver of the Ford sedan, 67, and his 66-year-old female passenger were also treated and released on scene.

There were no road closures as a result of the crash, but both vehicles needed to be towed from the scene. Traffic at the Kapule Highway and Ahukini Road intersection was delayed for roughly 40 minutes while police conducted their investigation.

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