Excessive speed suspected in fatal pedestrian accident by Ala Moana Center
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Excessive speed suspected in fatal pedestrian accident by Ala Moana Center

  • ROSEMARIE BERNARDO / RBERNARDO@STARADVERTISER.COM

    The intersection of Ala Moana Blvd. and Piikoi St. was the scene of a fatal pedestrian accident early this morning.

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A pedestrian has died after he was struck by a pickup truck near Ala Moana Center early today.

Positive identification is pending, according to the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office.

At about 1 a.m., Lt. Ben Moszkowicz, acting captain of the Honolulu Police Department’s Traffic Division, said a red 2008 Chevy Silverado operated by a 58-year-old man was traveling east on the left lane of Ala Moana Boulevard when the vehicle struck the pedestrian, a 35-year-old man, as he was walking toward Ala Moana Beach Park at the intersection of Piikoi Street.

He was in a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision.

Emergency Medical Services said he sustained multiple bodily injuries and went into cardiac arrest. Paramedics performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation on the pedestrian and transported him to a trauma hospital in critical condition where he later died.

Moszkowicz said speed is believed to be a factor. Alcohol or drugs were not involved. The weather was clear and the road was dry at the time of the collision.

Police have initiated a second-degree negligent homicide investigation. No arrests have been made at this time.

This is the second pedestrian who died on Oahu within a week.

A 58-year-old man identified by the medical examiner’s office as Larry B. Kalani died early Thursday from injuries he sustained after a vehicle struck him in Ewa Beach.

Police said a 2000 Toyota Camry operated by a 26-year-old man was traveling east on Fort Weaver Road when the vehicle struck Kalani, of Ewa Beach who was in a marked crosswalk near Pohakupuna Road shortly before 4:30 a.m.

Kalani was walking to a bus stop on Fort Weaver Road to head to work at the time of the collision.

He sustained multiple blunt force injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said speed, alcohol or drugs were not involved. The manner of Kalani’s death was classified as an accident, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Police said today’s pedestrian fatality is also the seventh traffic-related fatality on Oahu compared to three at the same time last year.

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