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Woman killed in mo-ped accident was from Waipahu

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 10:20 a.m. HST, Jan 19, 2012

The Medical Examiner's Office identified a 74-year-old woman who died Wednesday following a mo-ped accident as Eufemia Miranda, of Waipahu.

Miranda was a passenger on a mo-ped that crashed on Hoaeae Street just south of Honowai Street in Waipahu at about 9:20 a.m. Wednesday.

Police said the 78-year-old man driving the blue mo-ped apparently lost control of the mo-ped while traveling south on Hoaeae Street. Paramedics took Miranda to the Queen's Medical Center with critical head injuries. She died at 7:19 p.m., police said. 

The driver was treated at the scene for minor injuries.

Speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash. Neither the man nor woman were wearing helmets, police said.

An autopsy will be conducted to determine her exact cause of death.

This was the second traffic fatality of the year.

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Big C wrote:
"Woman passenger, 74, critically hurt in Waipahu mo-ped accident"...To the Star Advertiser, after an update on status of woman, how about updating the headlines too.
on January 19,2012 | 07:17AM
LRob69 wrote:
She was 74 years old riding a moped....and if that aint crazy enough, the driver was 78!!! Crazy!
on January 19,2012 | 07:38AM
Fredfredburger wrote:
Maybe they should require training wheels for any one over 60 driving a moped,
on January 19,2012 | 07:44AM
96706 wrote:
Not even my 77 year old mother would ride a moped!!!
on January 19,2012 | 07:51AM
Vivgie wrote:
Must have been very energetic people for their ages.
on January 19,2012 | 07:58AM
johncdechon wrote:
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on January 19,2012 | 08:28AM
Compassionate_Cat wrote:
I agree. My stepdad is 80 and a few years ago he was the one hit in a parking lot and I thought uh-oh, but it wasn't his fault and 5 years later still no accidents. I keep watch because this is very important to me that he be safe and keep others safe as well. As for these two energetic seniors I hope ALL people consider their head worthy of protection and wear helmets.
on January 19,2012 | 09:25AM
Bully wrote:
78 year old moped drive and 74 year old passenger, how stupid can they be?
on January 19,2012 | 09:12AM
MakaniKai wrote:
IRT Bully. "78 year old moped drive and 74 year old passenger, how stupid can they be?" No need for "Bully" comment. Aloha
on January 19,2012 | 09:46AM
BO0o07 wrote:
Excuse my ignorance but are passengers allowed on mo-peds?
on January 19,2012 | 10:18AM
bobjones wrote:
I believe 2 on a moped is illegal here. But I see that frequently, so if my read is correct, we probably need more attention to enforcement. age is not a factor. I'm 76 and operate a moped daily.
on January 19,2012 | 04:12PM
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