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Ewa Beach woman, 25, arrested after critical pedestrian accident

By Star-Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 05:19 p.m. HST, Jan 16, 2012


A 25-year-old Ewa Beach woman was being held by Honolulu police after the vehicle she was driving struck and critically injured a 77-year-old man who was crossing Fort Weaver Road in a crosswalk, Honolulu police said.

The woman, who has not been charged, was being held on suspicion of negligent injury and of not having a driver's license.

The victim, an Ewa Beach resident, was in critical condition at Queen's Medical Center, police said.

According to police, the man was crossing Fort Weaver Road near the Kilaha Street intersection close to 9:20 a.m., when he was struck by the vehicle.

Police closed Fort Weaver Road at Ewa Beach Road for about three hours while traffic investigators examined the scene of the accident.






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Vivgie wrote:
Suicide attempt?
on January 16,2012 | 12:22PM
luv2play wrote:
You can't be serious.
on January 16,2012 | 01:51PM
atilter wrote:
if it was - this person may display more courage than you with your obscene comment!!! regardless of what his age, sensitivity, physical well-being, mental state MIGHT HAVE BEEN, who are you to pass such a derogatory judgement?! your comment says entirely more about you than abything or anyone else! you must be related to the driver!!!!
on January 16,2012 | 05:22PM
copperwire9 wrote:
SHAME on you.
on January 16,2012 | 07:46PM
entrkn wrote:
It appears to me that the state and the counties create crosswalks practically anywhere without any consideration or thought about how safe those crosswalks actually are, and our citizens, older people like me especially, are victimized by this way too often.
on January 16,2012 | 03:44PM
066MJK661 wrote:
Huh? I don't know about out in Ewa, but here in Honolulu there are a lot of places where crosswalks SHOULD be but aren't. This is the only city I have ever lived in or visited where we take out crosswalks on certain sides of intersections thus forcing people to cross THREE times at some places instead of ONCE. Every lighted intersection needs full crosswalks. In other places, more crosswalks are needed with traffic lights, blinking yellow lights, etc and police need to stand out and ticket motorist who don't stop for pedestrians at these intersections. PEDESTRIANS DO HAVE RIGHT AWAY unless they are is a no walking signal. And if someone is in the crosswalk, they are given right of way until they get their butts out of the way no matter what the signals say. These are the rules to protect all of us from each other. From my personal experiences, Honolulu has the most rude and most self-centered motorists in the country, who don't know how to drive properly.
on January 16,2012 | 04:59PM
FluidMotion wrote:
I was driving down the road and an elderly woman began crossing the street during the green light. I slammed my breaks, honked my horn, and thanked (insert deity here) that no one was hurt.
on January 16,2012 | 04:31PM
what wrote:
They gotta stop saying that pedestrians have the right-of-way. It makes dumb pedestrians think they can walk out into the road anytime they way want without looking.
on January 16,2012 | 04:39PM
066MJK661 wrote:
Wrong. We need to stop letting stupid drivers off easy for hitting people. We need to stop building our roads in ways which makes driving so easy, and walking and bicycling so hard. It makes dumb drivers think they have the right to rip across the crosswalks anytime without looking and stopping for pedestrians.
on January 16,2012 | 05:06PM
atilter wrote:
amen, ... amen, .... and AMEN!!! at the risk of seeming too vengeful, would it be too much to wish the most hurtful physical punishment for drivers like this? no license!!!! nothing can support this person's decision to operate any vehicle. the height of idiocy that exemplifies the cavalier and complacent attitude of many of hawaii's drivers who care nothing about anyone else than themselves.
on January 16,2012 | 05:34PM
Compassionate_Cat wrote:
When are traffic signals going to have a RED light instead of a green light for CARS when pedistrians are crossing? Am I the only one who thinks that's a BIG factor in our pedestrian accidents? Especially turning right from a red light, how many times are cars looking to see if they can go and then someone jumps into their path that wasn't even there a second before? We need to have a cycle just for pedistrians and GREEN always meaning GO, not kinda GO!
on January 16,2012 | 05:05PM
066MJK661 wrote:
Everywhere in the country, people make right turns at red lights without hitting people in the crosswalk. It is quite simple, as a driver, you look for pedestrians crossing just as much as you look for cars. In fact, the way I was taught, you look for pedestrians who may cross first, then for a gap in traffic, and then again for pedestrians. As a side note, this is the primary reason why bicyclists are suppose to ride in the road, even if they take up a lane for traffic, is for this exact reason. Generally, pedestrians can't move too fast and should be easy to spot and motorist should have no problems keeping tabs on pedestrians to yield to when making turns, but bikes in sidewalks can go fast and may seem to come out of nowhere and are much harder to spot when making a turn. Thus Bicyclists should always be in traffic - it is actually much safer than riding in sidewalks. This is a problem with the motorists, not the system. All way walks would be fairly burdensome to traffic and pedestrians.
on January 16,2012 | 05:16PM
066MJK661 wrote:
My comment is true for right turns at green lights as well. To make a right turn, you have to slow way down, make sure there are no pedestrians and then turn and cross. This means stopping for pedestrians. It is fairly easy to do.
on January 16,2012 | 05:20PM
atilter wrote:
what about those idiots who do NOT even stop at the red light BEFORE attempting a right turn on the red light. that turn is NOT AN AUTOMATIC LEGAL RIGHT. all turning actions require acutely more care than what is normally observed. and that's the fact, jack. all driving is a PRIVILEGE that many view as a birth right. the truth is - IT AIN'T!
on January 16,2012 | 05:43PM
Big C wrote:
Part of the reason for so many driving violation* is basically due to the lack of enforcement. * Violations: Not using turn signals, Running red lights, Not stopping before making a right hand turn (on red), Not using the headlights when during Dawn or Dusk hours.... This a just a few violations that occur every day, that is not being enforced. Drivers/bicyclist. Please remember, lights are not only for you to see where you are going, but also for others to see you.
on January 16,2012 | 05:54PM
Compassionate_Cat wrote:
This is very true. I don't have accidents and prevent many by being attentive and following the rules but there is no enforcement of the driving rules on the road except for speeding and that rarely is a factor in the accidents we have with pedestrians. Too many drivers think their destination is a national secret and that they must get their before you go where you want to go despite their slow driving speed and not sharing the road. I just really want us to make it clear that accidents happen and to prevent bodily injury we should not pedestrians on the street at the same time that cars have the right of way. That is archaic and with all the lanes we have now it doesn't prevent accidents. It puts people at risk.
on January 16,2012 | 08:00PM
ejkorvette wrote:
Another accident, another Sad story! The Police cannot be everwhere all the time, so we as Drivers and Pedestrians Have to be Lawful, Courteous, Considerate, and most importantly PATIENT!!! Hawaii is not that big of a State that Drivers have to Speed everywhere to get Nowhere Fast! I pray for the Victim. For the Driver, What were you Thinking when you left your residence, Knowing Full well that You are Not Allowed/Authorized to Drive a Vechile. !! The Consequenes of your Actions will hopefully Teach you a Lesson. I pray the Victim "pulls through" and will not Suffer any prolonged Physical/Mental/Emotional Trauma. For the Negative Bloggers, I pray for your Soul, that you Get Well Soon!!
on January 16,2012 | 08:34PM
sustert wrote:
I missed you this morning Willy. Then I heard you got hit. Praying you heal fast
on January 17,2012 | 09:00AM
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