October 25, 2010 – Nanakuli, Hawaii –A Waianae father of 3 was killed in an Oct. 9 pedestrian crash that may have involved alcohol.
According to reports from The Honolulu Advertiser, Byron Ching, 40, was walking on the sidewalk when he was struck by a 2005 Chevy SUV at about 4:15 a.m.
A 30-year-old woman who was driving the Chevy was arrested in connection with the fatal pedestrian crash. Police are investigating whether to charge the driver with negligent homicide.
Authorities have reason to believe that alcohol and speed were factors in the fatal pedestrian accident.
The driver and her 21-year-old male passenger also suffered serious injuries in the early-morning crash, which occurred off of Farrington Highway.
Traffic Fatalities in Highway
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Crash Statistics, there were 107 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Hawaii.
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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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