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67-year-old man dies in Waipahu traffic accident

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:13 a.m. HST, Dec 18, 2011

A 67-year-old man died in a pedestrian traffic accident in Waipahu early this morning, an Emergency Medical Services supervisor said.

The accident happened at about 4:30 a.m. on Hiapo Street near Kuhaulua Street. The man was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police closed the Hiapo Street bridge between Kuhaulua and Paiwa streets for more than two hours while traffic investigators examined the scene of the accident.

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on December 18,2011 | 09:01AM
lee1957 wrote:
I'll offer an alternative view based on a recent experience. I was in the passenger seat returning to Kailua from the North shore. It was dark out with oncoming traffic. Suddenly, the driver slammed on the brakes. A split second later a pedestrian crossed in front of my side. I rolled down the window and had a pleasant exchange with an elderly gentleman, the aforementioned pedestrian. Turns out his wife crossed a few paces ahead of him. I politely explained to him that he and his wife were wearing black clothes, crossing Kam Hwy at an unlit crosswalk, in the dark. His only reply was "dis aiin't the mainland." There is no doubt he had the right of way in this situation, but, except for the actions of an attentive drive, its likey he and his wife would have been killed or seriously injured. I agree, the island is filled with angy, incompetent drivers, no doubt about that. There are also many pedestrians who do not understand that only they can control their destiny when crossing the street. Look both ways, then look again. Wear light colored clothing. If you are out at night getting your exercise, there is nothing wrong with carrying a flashlight.
on December 18,2011 | 04:21PM
braddah wrote:
no hospital close by now....
on December 18,2011 | 01:29PM
Vivgie wrote:
But some pedestrians at that age get forgetful and inattentive. Looked but didn't really see the car or forgot to look both ways before crossing. The mind slows down and doesn't function right. Awful when you grow old. Starts at age 40. Vitamins, exercise, diet don't really help. It's genetics.
on December 18,2011 | 01:30PM
coloradowarrior wrote:
next to my aunties house.....god bless.
on December 18,2011 | 03:52PM
Caringguy wrote:
Early this morning, I was driving in the rain around Diamond Head. I was driving slowly and could hardly see the people walking on the sidewalks. I turned on my High Lights and saw many people walking on the sidewalks. When vehicles came towards me, I had to turn off my High Lights so that I would not blind the oncoming drivers. When I turned off my High Lights, I again could hardly see the people walking on the sidewalks. The headlights from the oncoming vehicles also impaired my vision, making it difficult to see what is ahead. Some of the pedestrians were wearing dark clothing and some were wearing light colored clothing. In the dark, it is difficult to see all of them. If pedestrians want to arrive alive, they should not walk into the path on oncoming vehicles unless the driver stops for them.
on December 18,2011 | 05:29PM
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