September 7, 2010 – Waipahu, HI – The Star Advertiser reports that a woman was crushed in a fatal hit and run on Farrington Highway shortly after 8 a.m. on August 23.
The 68-year-old woman from Waipahu was standing at a bus stop when a 2002 Ford Taurus jumped the curb and crushed her. It also caused a 67-year-old woman to sustain minor injuries when she was thrown into the air.
The unidentified 41-year-old male driver and 40-year-old female passenger left the scene of the accident. They were later found walking away from the hit and run scene and were arrested for failure to render aid. The driver was also arrested for a felony accident involving death or serious bodily injury.
Firefighters spent nearly 2 hours trying to raise the Ford Taurus off the 68-year-old woman’s body.
Police believe that alcohol was a factor in the hit and run. This is the 38th traffic fatality in Honolulu this year.
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- accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers;
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