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Kahaluu woman dies after being run over by her pickup truck

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 08:43 a.m. HST, Sep 05, 2013

A Kahaluu woman died Wednesday afternoon after being run over by her own pickup truck in front of her house.

Police traffic Lt. Robert Towne said just after 2 p.m. the woman stopped her Toyota pickup truck on her steep driveway to unlock her gate at her home at 47-706 Halemanu St.

The truck started to roll, and she tried to stop it but was run over, Towne said.

She was taken by ambulance in critical condition to the Queen's Medical Center, where she died, authorities said.

The truck continued to roll and struck another home located at 47-704 Halemanu St.

Towne said police investigators are trying to determine whether she failed to secure her vehicle properly, or if there was some mechanical or other type of failure.

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honokai wrote:
The headline needs a rewrite as it should say ---> Woman run over by her truck in her driveway. This is different that an injured woman run over by her truck. Come on folks, this is basic.
on September 4,2013 | 05:30PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
IRT honokai, this is an awkward sentence. Semantics. Potato/potahto, tomato/tomahto. SA edited it. The woman's death is more important than sentence structure is to me.
on September 4,2013 | 05:45PM
honokai wrote:
No disrespect. But the headline was updated. The comment is now out of context. Even more so now should the writer get the proper syntax.
on September 4,2013 | 06:24PM
sailfish1 wrote:
Why don't you apply for an editor's job at the newspaper? I think we get what the headline says. It is not necessary for people to correct spelling and syntax, etc. here.
on September 4,2013 | 07:14PM
honokai wrote:
You are incorrect. The headline was changed and had to due with an injury. The story changed and it now involves a death You do not get what the headline said because you did not read the earlier story and the earlier headline.
on September 4,2013 | 07:33PM
joshislost wrote:
I agree with you honokai. The entire story can change based on SA's common syntax errors. Condolences to the family no doubt. BUT SA is in such a rush to spit out their info theyll make stuff up if they have to. Its not like we pay for this right?? LOL
on September 4,2013 | 09:44PM
copperwire9 wrote:
Maybe they were in a rush to inform the public about a matter of public interest, and the situation changed after the first writing. COME ON people. Let's spend a few minutes in sympathy for the poor woman's fate, and send some loving thoughts to those she tragically left behind.
on September 4,2013 | 10:49PM
Advsurfsail wrote:
That would be had to DO with an injury, not had to due. You are incorrect!
on September 5,2013 | 08:03AM
It is truely unfortunate that this has happened and I feel for the family, while all you are able to communicate is a flaw in one's writing. God bless this woman and her family.
on September 4,2013 | 05:46PM
honokai wrote:
The headline has changed. Now proper syntax is not relevant.
on September 4,2013 | 06:27PM
false wrote:
Totally agree about the concern for the loss. SA editing is about getting the "grab" and the emotional context wasn't declared. She tried to stop a rolling truck on a hill! She was concerned for the house and family below! She sacrificed herself for the good of others.
on September 4,2013 | 06:36PM
Anonymous wrote:
Totally agree. I feel so sorry for her survivors. Steep driveway slopes have always been a concern for me.What can be done so it doesn't happen to more innocent people?
on September 5,2013 | 06:12AM
mikethenovice wrote:
That's a tease to read it.
on September 4,2013 | 06:30PM
mikethenovice wrote:
What ever happened to jump out of the way?
on September 4,2013 | 06:30PM
IAmSane wrote:
It's sometimes hard to think rationally in a situation like that. She was probably afraid of what her rolling truck would hit at the bottom of the hill.
on September 4,2013 | 10:02PM
mikethenovice wrote:
The corner of my eye is always on my car parked on a hill.
on September 5,2013 | 06:24AM
mikethenovice wrote:
What luck. She must have unlocked that gate a million times before without a problem.
on September 4,2013 | 06:33PM
sailfish1 wrote:
What an unfortunate tragedy. Deepest sympathy to her family.
on September 4,2013 | 07:16PM
mikethenovice wrote:
She must have done this a million times before without a problem.
on September 5,2013 | 06:25AM
krusha wrote:
With a steep hill like that, need to get some kind of electronic gate that opens and closes remotely.
on September 5,2013 | 06:40AM
Advsurfsail wrote:
How did the city and county building inspectors approve such a steep driveway???
on September 5,2013 | 08:04AM
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