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One-Car Crash Leaves Vehicle Overturned on Kanoelehua

June 21, 2013, 3:22 PM HST
* Updated June 24, 9:53 AM
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A one-car accident today sent one man to the hospital and left his vehicle upside down on a busy Hilo street.

The accident occurred shortly before noon on the north-bound lane of Kanoelehua Avenue in front of the Puainako KTA supermarket.

According to preliminary information from police, both of the vehicle’s occupants were able to exit the upside-down Saturn on their own.

This accident snarled noontime traffic today fronting the Puainako KTA supermarket. Photo by Dave Smith.

This one-car accident snarled noontime traffic today fronting the Puainako KTA supermarket. Photo by Dave Smith.

The 31-year-old driver was taken to the hospital as a precaution, police said. The vehicle’s 33-year-old passenger was apparently not injured.

Both men are from Pahoa.

Information on how the vehicle overturned was not immediately available.

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