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Woman, 75, hit by vehicle at Kalihi intersection

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:48 p.m. HST, Feb 20, 2014

Paramedics treated and took a 75-year-old woman to the hospital in critical condition Thursday after she was hit by a car in Kalihi.

However, Traffic Division investigators said that the woman's condition improved to guarded after she arrived at the hospital.

Emergency Medical Services said the accident occurred at 9:20 a.m. at Dillingham Boulevard and Waiakamilo Road.

The area was closed to traffic for about 30 minutes while police investigated the pedestrian accident.

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SueH wrote:
Another pedestrian road kill??
on February 20,2014 | 08:48AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
SueH, no. This is not another pedestrian roadkill.
on February 20,2014 | 06:47PM
eunice1 wrote:
I remember when I was growing up, we learned in school to look both ways first and then cross when safe. There were adds on TV during Checker's and Pogo that told kids to look before crossing. These new pedestrian laws are too much. They put no accountability on the pedestrian. So what if you make it illegal for cars to enter a crosswalk when a pedestrian is in a crosswalk. People still have accidents and when a car meets a human, the human always loses. People now just walk into a crosswalk without even looking anymore. Sorry for the injured person today but the new laws seem to have made it worse.
on February 20,2014 | 09:05AM
lee1957 wrote:
I don't think the laws have changed pedestrian conduct at all. If people aren't smart enough to look both ways I can't believe that they have any understanding of what the laws are.
on February 20,2014 | 09:22AM
Big C wrote:
It's probably due to the thought that the pedestrian has the "right-of-way". But they forget, the car will kill when it hits them. Kaimuki High School students are famous for thinking this way, just cross, even though a car is approaching on Kaimuki Avenue. They have the right of way, yes, but that does not mean the driver sees the pedestrian. Granted, the pedestrian will have the right of way all the way to heaven.
on February 20,2014 | 09:43AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Big C, they'll be right.....dead right.
on February 20,2014 | 06:48PM
I agree with eunice-if you dont care about your own life enough to look both ways, be alert of your surroundings, and complete your crossing in a legal and expedited manner, there would be no problems, but TODAY, there are too many distractions, and people that think a law (pedestrians have right of way) will protect them. WRONG.
on February 20,2014 | 10:56AM
kiragirl wrote:
Since you made fun of my diploma, I will do the same but it is only for fun. They and There are often misused. If you can put are after a THEY, then it is correct. If cannot, then it should probably be THERE as there points to a location. Hence, THEY ARE too distractions. Remember, this is only in jest.
on February 20,2014 | 02:59PM
RetiredWorking wrote:
Ummm, the word "they" is possessive and used when referring to people. GONEGOLFIN's sentence, "there are too many distractions" is correct grammar You can place an "are" after either "they" or "there" and be correct usage. ie, "They are hungry", or."There are many hungry people in Hawaii."
on February 20,2014 | 07:03PM
kiragirl wrote:
Now I am confused. I still think I am correct but heck, the English language is soo complicated. I before E except ever C etc. mahalo.
on February 21,2014 | 03:18AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
kiragirl, just an FYI. Google is my friend. You are correct. English language has more strange rules than most languages.
on February 21,2014 | 05:27AM
palolo2001 wrote:
True. To many people just walk without looking because they know the have the right to cross the street and the cars must stop. The problem is some drivers are distracted and run them over.
on February 20,2014 | 09:45AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
palolo, agree. From the tv news coverage, it stated that the woman was in the crosswalk, but she had the "Don't walk" signal. I guess she was either too slow to make it across the intersection, or she started crossing too late. So sad for her AND the driver.
on February 20,2014 | 07:07PM
OPIDUK wrote:
As a driver I note that many people walking in paved areas do not make eye contact with drivers of vehicles before walking in front of the vehicles. This is probably the cause of many people being hit by drivers who are looking at traffic/other vehicles and not paying attention to pedestrians although they should look twice before moving. Most accidents are contributory and not entirely the fault of the driver of the vehicle...pedestrians need to be aware and cautious since they are likely to lose any battle with a front bumper.
on February 20,2014 | 09:57AM
ryan02 wrote:
I've actually heard people say (and I'm not kidding) that they don't care if they get hit so long as the car isn't going fast enough to kill them, because then they can get money. I DON'T think that was the mind-set of this 75-year old woman, so don't verbally beat up on me, but there are definitely OTHER people out there who see getting hit by slower-moving cars (such as in parking lots) as easy money. I don't know how society became like this. I can blame lawyers, but I think it's more than just that. Combine that thinking with drivers who know that if they flee the scene of an accident, there's a chance they will literally get away with murder (but if they are later caught, not much extra punishment, so it's totally worth trying to flee) and it's no wonder there are so many pedestrian accidents.
on February 20,2014 | 09:58AM
RetiredWorking wrote:
ryan02, back in the early 1900's, that's what some poor guys would do in Waikiki. They'd time it just right, then walk into the front of an expensive car.
on February 20,2014 | 06:52PM
islandsun wrote:
The old lady shouldn't have been on the roads period. Her family has to get a better handle on that or it will happen again. Of course lawmakers were partly responsible for giving pedestrians a false sense of security nowadays pedestrians do whatever they want.
on February 20,2014 | 04:15PM
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