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Woman pedestrian dies after Waimano Home Road accident

By Star-Advertiser staff


A 60-year-old Pearl City woman died of her injuries after she was hit by a Toyota Corolla traveling "at a high rate of speed" in a cross walk on Waimano Home Road Wednesday night, police said. 

Police said a 1989 Toyota, driven by a 48-year-old Kapolei man, traveling downhill on Waimano Home Road hit the woman near the Leomele Street intersection at 8:13 p.m.

Paramedics took the woman in critical condition to the Queen's Medical Center with head and internal injuries. Police said she died of her injuries early this morning.

Police said speed may be a factor in the crash. It is not known if alcohol or drugs are factors.

Police closed one lane in each direction of Waimano Home Road between Noelani and Hoomaemae streets until about 11 p.m.

There have been 33 deaths on Oahu roads this year, compared with 29 at the same time last year.

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HonoluluHawaii wrote:
How does one become a champion golfer just like Jack Nicklaus? One needs to drive the golf ball very far, and at the same time, be able to hit putts at a very close range accurately to be able to have great golf scores.

This is a situation where one drives fast, however one needs also to be careful around low speed limit areas. Just need to be a lot more careful. Slow down !!! Also no drinking and driving. Also, although the story so far says no automobile was involved, if Police closed the roadways, then a vehicle was involved.

on July 18,2012 | 10:29PM
false wrote:
false3. I do believe a Toyota Corolla is an automobile. Perhaps an earlier version of this article did not mention a vehicle.
on July 19,2012 | 08:52AM
bobbob wrote:
Pedestrians need to watch for cars, whether they have "right of way" or not. It's their lives that are at risk, not the inattentive/bad driver. And there will always be bad drivers, no matter how much people say they should drive slow or more carefully. Look at oahu's aging population, and elderly on elderly pedestrian accidents-------------------------------------------------------- When you're crossing the road, make eye contact with drivers before you step out in front of them. If you're in a crosswalk, and the approaching car isn't stopping, he probably does not see you. Doesn't matter what the reason or who is at fault, you get banged, you're STILL DEAD.
on July 19,2012 | 02:11PM
ejkorvette wrote:
Wow, another vehicle assault with Speed determined to be a integral factor. This will continue until the Court System immediately takes a hard line stance on - drinking and driving - excessive speed when operating a motor vehicle - road riage - agressive, inconsiderate drving actions. Until then, the fatalities from vehiclular homocide will unfortunately grow each month. Prayers to the victim in this incident.
on July 19,2012 | 02:23AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
It is not the courts, it is the Legislature. Some of their own, including Waihee's son, were caught DUI, so I wonder if this is the reason for the Legislature not seeking to increase penalties.
on July 19,2012 | 02:45AM
MakaniKai wrote:
Aloha and prayers to this women’s ohana. IRT Honolulu Hawaii: Another example Ron Menor. He departed the State Legislature - laid low after a traffic stop and is now running for the District 9 City Council seat (Nestor Garcia). http://archives.starbulletin.com/2008/04/28/news/story01.html draw your own conclusions. Oh and for those with the SLOW DOWN THIS AIN’T THE MAINLAND bumper stickers – try look around! Aloha.
on July 19,2012 | 09:12AM
allie wrote:
Waihee's son has had many emotional problems I read. Sad. What an embarrassment for the family. All DUI people should be prosecuted as they are deadly to the public.
on July 19,2012 | 10:19AM
Publicbraddah wrote:
Speeders, drinkers, druggies all have one thing in common with our legislators. They don't GET IT!!!
on July 19,2012 | 11:16AM
kainalu wrote:
I viewed a feed from Las Vegas in which they were reporting on a pick-up truck pulling a trailer that had crashed on the I-15, killing 2 people. What stood out was the fact that while a couple of lanes were closed for the investigation, not the entire freeway - like HPD does here when there's an accident. It doesn't even have to include a fatality, nor does the accident even have to be on the road, but HPD will shut-down the entire thoroughfare for their investigation. Note to HPD: Get together with teh Highway Patrol and have them train you the way to investigate accidents while still keeping the traffic flowing.
on July 19,2012 | 06:54AM
serious wrote:
I agree with you kainalu, but that's how they get their overtime. But on that subject, I walk a lot in Honolulu and being an old fart, I found years ago, cars are bigger then me--I don't care if I have the right of way or not!!!
on July 19,2012 | 09:16AM
HonoluluHawaii wrote:
Yes walk as if u were a car going at 2 MPH. This will not help u with everything, however it will keep u alive I think to at least get out of the way of a direct hit, especially at intersections and when u r going to cross a street because anything and everything could and will happen. Condolences to her and her family.
on July 19,2012 | 10:12AM
allie wrote:
good point
on July 19,2012 | 10:18AM
higirlinlv wrote:
That's because the 15 is a major freeway, has 5-6 lanes for each direction and the truck/trailer ended up on the side of the freeway. Once the debris is cleaned up they can open most of the lanes.
on July 19,2012 | 01:16PM
bobbob wrote:
The H-1 and H-2 are major freeways in hawaii. Look at the "bridge accident" as an example when the freeway is shut down for a long lenght of time. In the mainland, traffic comes 1st, the investigation comes 2nd. They push all the smashed cars and crap to the side of the road and investigate from there.
on July 19,2012 | 02:07PM
bobbob wrote:
The H-1 is a major freeway on oahu. Look at what happened with the overpass accident. The mainland cities have a different view on matters than here. Over there, traffic comes first, investigation comes second. They'll push the mass of wrecked cars off the road and do their investigating from there.
on July 19,2012 | 02:13PM
808Cindy wrote:
Speeding in our communities is a very big Problem. Our legislative leaders don't seem to get it. Its time that we vote in NEW ones! NO one can say that they don't see SPEEDERS CONSTANTLY within our neighborhoods. Come on City legislatures get with it or we need to replace you!
on July 19,2012 | 06:55AM
BO0o07 wrote:
90% should have been replaced or not elected but this is Hawaii and nothing will change when it come to local politics.
on July 19,2012 | 08:08AM
saveparadise wrote:
That has been a dangerous stretch of road ever since I can remember. Maybe throw down some speed bumps. Might be inconvenient but may save lives.
on July 19,2012 | 08:51AM
olos73 wrote:
Maybe they have to build a "roundabout" like they have in Salt Lake. This will slow cars tremendously. Seems like even if you're IN a crosswalk, you're not safe.
on July 19,2012 | 11:46AM
Dolphin743 wrote:
Crosswalks at night on Oahu are a terribly dangerous place. They are poorly marked, inadequately illuminated, and inappropriately located. Anyone who crosses the street without verifying that oncoming traffic is stopping for them BEFORE they enter the street is in extreme danger. Speed may be a problem, but this issue needs to be addressed from both sides. Hawaii traffic management and road planning is the worst I've seen anywhere in the US or in foreign countries. Coupled with a population that until recently hasn't experienced the current high levels of traffic, you are guaranteed to have frequent pedestrian fatalities. How about: all crosswalks have dedicated WHITE (not the dull salmon-color) streetlights for illumination to make them stand out; no crosswalks across multi-lane streets except at traffic lights; more use of pedestrian-activated embedded flashers to alert drivers to people using a crosswalk. This would probably be a better use of the billions of dollars that will instead be spent on the train -- which is intended to create more pedestrians to use the inadequate crosswalks.
on July 19,2012 | 09:05AM
longbrdr wrote:
I live in near the accident scene and there is a stoplight at the intersection of Waimano Home Rd. & Hoomoana St. that people speeding uphill and especially downhill constantly speed through on when its Red. Every time I use that intersection to access Waimano Home Rd. I pull out with caution as I've almost been hit a few times by people running the light. People we need to slow down and think about the consequences of their actions.
on July 19,2012 | 09:06AM
entrkn wrote:
Another death in a crosswalk?... is it my imagination or is it more dangerous to use a crosswalk?
on July 19,2012 | 09:18AM
serious wrote:
You are correct on the crosswalks. Dangerous. When the light turns WALK wait!! 2-3-4 more cars are coming.
on July 19,2012 | 02:18PM
allie wrote:
RIP. Too many out of control and just bad drivers out there
on July 19,2012 | 10:16AM
cojef wrote:
Too many people, stop developers from building expensive homes for mainlanders on prime agricultural lands and build low cost home for locals instead. Keep traffic to manageable level, you won't need the "Rail", plus it will reduce tragic automobile accidents.
on July 19,2012 | 11:10AM
allie wrote:
well said!
on July 19,2012 | 11:58AM
Benibiker wrote:
Go to any major city in the mainland and they don't have half the pedestrian accidents we do. It comes down to poor driving skills and poor pedestrian education on how to cross streets.
on July 19,2012 | 05:33PM
bobbob wrote:
It also comes down to poor road designs, crosswalk locations, and poor lighting at night. In my opnion, ALL of the crosswalks on major streets not at stoplights should be eliminated. They are extremely dangerous.
on July 19,2012 | 10:23PM
ejkorvette wrote:
Each Travesty of Justice in Hawaii committed purposely in favor of the Perpetrator will bring Revenge!
on July 19,2012 | 05:27PM
Benibiker wrote:
I go running every day after work and if it wasn't for me being a defensive runner and watching what drivers are doing and not doing I would get run over every day! I use crosswalks, run on sidewalks, and run against traffic and still if not for me watching out for myself I'd be dead like this poor lady. Every day I almost get hit, it's terrible out there!
on July 19,2012 | 05:31PM
Manapua_Man wrote:
on July 19,2012 | 05:51PM
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