POSTED: 08:32 p.m. HST, Jun 26, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 08:40 a.m. HST, Jun 27, 2013
Police said a pedestrian in his 30s was in the middle of the intersection, and not in a marked crosswalk, when he was struck and critically injured Wednesday night by a car at Makaloa and Kaheka streets near the Don Quijote store.
Police said the driver had the green light and was heading Diamond Head on Makaloa when the four-door sedan she was driving struck the man, who was recognized by officers as a homeless man in the area.
Emergency Medical Services paramedics transported the man in critical condition to the Queen’s Medical Center, authorities said.
The 77-year-old McCully woman, driving a four-door Chevrolet Prism, and her three passengers were not injured.
The woman said both crosswalks were clear when she entered the intersection on a green light, and heard a thud, which is how she knew she had struck someone.
The impact cracked her windshield.
EMS said the accident occurred at about 7:46 p.m. and the man was between 30 and 35 years old.