September 27, 2010 – Hilo, HI – Hawaii 24/7 reports that a 79-year-old woman was killed on September 14 in a pedestrian accident in downtown Hilo.
Tomiko K. Shimazu, 79, of Hilo, died from injuries she sustained in a pedestrian accident with a motor vehicle at the intersection of Kinoole Street and Haili Street.
Shimazu was attempting to cross Kinoole Street from the southwest corner when she was struck in the crosswalk by a 2005 Ford F-150 pickup truck.
The driver of the vehicle, 62-year-old man from Hilo, was making a left turn from Haili Street when his vehicle struck Shimazu. The driver was not injured in the accident. Shimazu was taken to Hilo Medical Center where she later died from her injuries. Police did not suspect that alcohol, drugs or speed were a factor in the pedestrian accident.
The Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a negligent homicide investigation. This is the 21st traffic fatality on the Big Island in comparison to 19 fatalities at this time last year.
You should contact a Honolulu personal injury lawyer if you have been seriously injured in a pedestrian accident in Hawaii. You may be eligible to receive compensation for the injuries you have sustained.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Crash Statistics, there were 107 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Hawaii.
As a service to the residents of the Big Island and surrounding areas, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Hawaii that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-vehicle accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.
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