August 24 – Honolulu – The Star Advertiser reports that a woman was killed in a hit and run crash while standing at a bus stop. Benita A. Duldulao, 68, was standing at a bus stop on her way to church, when she was struck and pinned under a car driven by Richtenson Alyphios, 41.
Another woman, 67, of Waipahu, sustained minor injuries when she was thrown from the bus stop, located at Farrington Highway and Paiwa Street.
Alyphios fled the scene of the accident with his passenger but was later arrested by police. It was discovered that he had a revoked license due to a previous drunk driving conviction. Police believe that speeding and alcohol may have contributed to the crash.
Alyphios has been charged with causing a fatal accident, leaving the scene of an accident and failing to give aid to the victims.
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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