November 24, 2010 – Nuuanu, HI – The Star Advertiser and KHON2 have reported that an elderly pedestrian was killed in a collision in Nuuanu.
The 82-year-old woman from Honolulu was walking in a marked crosswalk on Nuuanu Avenue at Kaulila Street on Friday, November 12, at approximately 5:49 a.m. when she was struck.
The driver, a 50-year-old woman from Kapolei, was driving her Honda Accord toward Kailua when the pedestrian accident took place. She had an 84-year-old passenger with her at the time. Neither was injured.
Paramedics transported the pedestrian to Queen’s Medical Center, where she was listed in serious condition. At 11:52 a.m. she died from her injuries.
This was the 51st individual to suffer a fatality from a traffic accident on Oahu’s roads, in comparison to 47 fatalities at this same time last year. Police have now opened a negligent homicide investigation into the pedestrian accident.
Statistics from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration indicate that the number of pedestrian accident fatalities in Hawaii has actually gone down over the past 5 years. In 2005, 35 individuals were killed as a result of Hawaii pedestrian accidents, compared with the most recent numbers from 2009, in which 16 individuals were killed as a result of pedestrian accidents.
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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