On Tuesday, January 4, 2022, at about 1:25 p.m., a Major Motor Vehicle Collision occurred in the Honolulu area, involving two vehicles.
A Ford E250 van, operated by a 53 year old female, attempted to exit a driveway on Halekoa Drive. With the engine running and in gear, the operator who was unfamiliar with the vehicle, had difficulties releasing its parking brakes. As the operator exited her vehicle, she managed to release the parking brakes, thus sending the vehicle in motion. As the operator hung on to her vehicle, it collided with a parked and unattended BMW SUV.
The operator of the Ford van was transported to an area hospital in “Critical” condition.
Speed does not appear to be a factor in this collision. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors at this time.
This investigation is ongoing.