Man suffers brain injury after truck hits 10 cars

HONOLULU — Family and friends say a 31-year-old man sustained brain and spine injuries after a tow truck plowed into his compact car earlier this week.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday that Jim Braddock, who is originally from New Jersey, is hospitalized in critical but stable condition.

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The husband and solar consultant was the driver of one of 10 cars that the tow truck hit on Wednesday in Kaneohe on Oahu island.

The 52-year-old tow truck driver told police she was hauling another truck when the brakes started to fail.

Police said the tow truck hit vehicles in both lanes of a two-lane highway off-ramp.

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Police said some witnesses told officers the tow truck driver was on a cellphone.

Three women in separate cars were also injured and taken to the hospital.

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