Slow accident cleanup unacceptable
Tuesday’s paper carries this story:
“KOLOA — Maluhia Road in Koloa was closed for about two hours Monday following a two-vehicle crash.
The occupants of both vehicles did not sustain any injuries.
Shortly before 9:20 a.m., a Ford dump truck was traveling south on Maluhia Road when it failed to negotiate a curve, causing the truck to slide off the roadway and flip onto its side, according to a county press release. As the truck flipped over, it struck an oncoming Nissan SUV.
Maluhia Road was closed in both directions until about 11:10 a.m., while the roadway was cleared.”
Can someone explain to me why it takes two hours to re-open a road after a non-injury crash? I can assure you this kind of delay would be unacceptable anywhere else. I have known of people missing flights, etc. because of the inordinately slow method of cleaning up after an accident on this island.
And while I am at it, remove the abandoned cars on the roadsides. How unsightly. Makes Kauai look Third World. Oh and one more thing, when will the Eleele pedestrian overpass be repairs? It’s been closed since a truck hit it in 2018! Talk about slow on the repairs.
Rev. Dr. Rex Piercy, Hanapepe