Crash closes Singing Bridge


A one-vehicle collision closed Hilo’s “Singing Bridge” for an hour-and-a-half Wednesday evening.

Police said a man driving a 2004 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck north on Highway 19 lost control on the bridge, hit the sidewalk and overturned. The driver, identified as 20-year-old Jens Beets of Pepeekeo, was uninjured.

No charges were filed, a police spokeswoman said.

The overturned truck caused a minor oil spill on the bridge, which was cleaned up by a county Public Works crew.

Traffic was rerouted through Wainaku at Hau Lane and Waianuenue Avenue.

 

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