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Police urge hit-and-run driver to come forward

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 09:43 a.m. HST, Jan 05, 2014

Police are urging the driver of a car, possibly a green sedan, who fled the scene of a critical pedestrian accident in Kaimuki to come forward.

Lt. Robert Towne of the Vehicular Homicide Section said police have two witnesses to the hit-and-run incident and surveillance video.

The 94-year-old man was crossing Waialae Avenue at 5th Avenue after shopping at Times Supermarket when a car reportedly ran a red light and struck him.

Police said the man was initially in serious condition, but his condition worsened and his condition had been downgraded to critical.

Anyone with information on the incident may call the police Vehicular Homicide Section at 723-3413.

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serious wrote:
Running red lights are so common. I would like to see the State adopt the traffic cameras that are so common on the mainland since the police don't seem to be able to handle the problem.
on January 5,2014 | 03:32AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
serious, totally agree. Install the cameras and have the offenders pay a fine. If caught, I would pay.
on January 5,2014 | 06:58AM
Wazdat wrote:
agree. I see people running lights everyday and never see them pulled over.
on January 5,2014 | 07:11AM
pakeheat wrote:
You are saying cops are there to witness them running the lights and never pulled them over?
on January 5,2014 | 06:09PM
Oahuan wrote:
Stop light cameras yes. Van cams....NO!
on January 5,2014 | 07:55AM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Just curious as to why they are urging this one to come forward and not ALL others that have happened to come forward? They have always stated in the past to victims that unless a plate is identified there is little chance of ever catching a hit-and-run. Why give false hope for this one?
on January 5,2014 | 07:07AM
cojef wrote:
Not if there is extensive damage to the vehicle. If so, the dent shop should be reporting the damage. So, be on the look-out for a green sedan with front end damage. The public can help by being suspicious of any vehicle with evidence of a dent on the front side.
on January 5,2014 | 07:43AM
kiragirl wrote:
Pictures of the vehicle should be displayed. "That" vehicle then be identified by neighbors and reported to police. How difficult is that?
on January 5,2014 | 08:16AM
niimi wrote:
Be on the lookout for ANY vehicle with front-end damage and call it in. Put pressure on the repair shops to turn people in.
on January 5,2014 | 09:17AM
joseph007 wrote:
I'm a walker. Every day I walk and see drivers go through red lights, fail to stop at stop signs (even cops). But my advice to the hit and run driver, stay where you are. There is NO penalty given for hit and run in Hawaii, neither is there any criminal penalties, except for probation, and that can be erased with a good attorney. Yup, it's fair game for people like me who walk. Unless our laws are changed to charge vehicular manslaughter, as they do in most states, we will continue to have drivers they way they are.
on January 5,2014 | 07:08AM
kainalu wrote:
Over 750 fireworks related complaints called into 911, and only 62 citations issued. Zero arrests. Good luck finding that driver.
on January 5,2014 | 08:35AM
niimi wrote:
Need that radio station K59 KSSK Posse to be on the lookout for any sedan with front-end damage and call it in as a lead.
on January 5,2014 | 09:16AM
Alohapatty wrote:
Did you see the story on the news about the two pedestrian accidents? While they were showing the scene of the accident on Wilder, a car drives through a crosswalk with a pedestrian in it. The pedestrian had to stop in the middle of the road to let the car drive through. The very place where the accident just happened! While someone is commenting that she thinks this will bring awareness and people will be safer there for a little bit!
on January 5,2014 | 05:33PM
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