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Woman dies after her SUV plunges off cliff in Nuuanu

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:23 p.m. HST, Oct 29, 2012

The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office identified the 56-year-old woman who was killed this morning after her car veered off a dead-end road in Nuuanu and ended up in Nuuanu Stream as Betty V. Cabasag.

An autopsy will be performed today to determine the exact cause of death.

Cabasag lived in Liliha less than a mile from the accident site.

Firefighters used hydraulic tools to free the victim, who was trapped in her car that ended up in the stream at the end of 55 S. Judd St. just after 5 a.m.

The driver apparently rammed a steel barrier and the end of the road and went down a ravine.

Paramedics said the woman died at the scene at 5:14 a.m.

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96706 wrote:
Since the use of driver simulators would be too costly just to renew and no matter how "safe'" these vehicles are, there is a need to issue a different "license type" to operate SUVs, Passenger Vans and Midsize to large pick-up trucks. There are too many accidents/collisions involving these vehicles. Issuing license to drive a car does not fit into the category of driving an SUV, Passenger Van OR a Midsize/large Pickups. Isn't it obvious that these things are not "cars"? My prayers go out to this woman who lost her life this morning.
on October 29,2012 | 07:31AM
Hapa wrote:
Reports indicate that she had a medical situation prior to the accident :( Our hearts and prayers to her family.
on October 29,2012 | 07:53AM
Invested wrote:
what does "license type" have to do with the death of a women with a medical crisis?
on October 29,2012 | 08:04AM
joshislost wrote:
i was thinking the same thing. What if she just had a heart attack at the wheel right? Here ewa starts poppin off without knowing the full story. Prayers go out to the family.
on October 29,2012 | 08:19AM
allie wrote:
agree..she lost control of the large vehicle
on October 29,2012 | 10:00AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Your driving skills need sharpening. Please do not buy the vehicles you mentioned. I had absolutely no trouble driving my passenger van for 11 years.Back in the day, old trucks did not have power steering. They also had drum brakes with no power assis and no automatic transmissionst. Now THOSE trucks were hard to drive. At a far glance, the SUV looked like a Mercedes, which would've been easy to drive, but maybe not by you.
on October 29,2012 | 01:10PM
Grimbold wrote:
There are too many drivers licenses issued to totally incompetent drivers. Ramming a steel barrier at the end of the road? Or was it suicide?
on October 29,2012 | 07:53AM
mrluke wrote:
Great observation, Sherlock!
on October 29,2012 | 09:34AM
allie wrote:
heart seizure
on October 29,2012 | 10:00AM
silvangold wrote:
on October 29,2012 | 02:52PM
allie wrote:
giggle...just guessing based on symptoms
on October 29,2012 | 04:10PM
syhud wrote:
Female Korean are the worst drivers!
on October 29,2012 | 07:40PM
Kaleo744 wrote:
just be lucky it wasnt any of you...the point is it can happen to anyone at anytime for any reason,when its your time its your time.
on October 29,2012 | 08:20AM
allie wrote:
on October 29,2012 | 04:10PM
nyewarrior wrote:
Way too early to be commenting. At least wait for the autopsy results and the investigation has been released. It seems to me that far too many people get most of their exercise by jumping to conclusions and that they burn more calories if you make them without any of the facts.
on October 29,2012 | 09:37AM
honolulugal wrote:
That was terrible reporting. It was NOT Nuuanu stream.
on October 29,2012 | 09:57AM
busterb wrote:
End of Judd St.? What other stream would that be?
on October 29,2012 | 11:24AM
ioka_tauanuu wrote:
Everyone who thinks they know what happened, please stop. If you don't know what happened please don't assume and think that it's because she should have been assigned a certain license type or driven a smaller vehicle And then sound sincere by saying that your prayers go out to her. That's blatant disrespect for her death and her family. If you don't know what happened, stop assuming. I understand your opinion on license types and agree with you to some extent but if you are going to give your condolences, then please just do that. For true reverence to her death and her family. This is to be within no disrespect to anyone.
on October 29,2012 | 10:52AM
ejkorvette wrote:
Sincere Prayers to all involved.
on October 29,2012 | 06:46PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Was she buckled in?
on October 29,2012 | 06:50PM
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