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Woman, 73, hit by tour bus near Waikiki resort dies

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 02:33 p.m. HST, Mar 04, 2014

A 73-year-old Honolulu woman died Tuesday after she was hit by a tour bus in Waikiki.

Police said the woman was crossing Kalia Road near Hilton Hawaiian Village outside of a crosswalk when she was hit by the bus traveling in the Diamond Head direction about 9:35 a.m.

The woman sustained massive head injuries and was taken in critical condition to the Queen's Medical Center, where she died, police said.

This was the 12 traffic fatality on Oahu, compared to 15 at this time last year.

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cojef wrote:
Locals should know the traffic rules in the Waikiki area. Tour buses operate on a tight schedules and drive pretty fast in the Kalia Road neighborhood.
on March 4,2014 | 02:19PM
tutulois wrote:
I walk every day in this town, and have never understood why people feel they have to walk outside of crosswalks. Just crazy. I sometimes even avoid crosswalks that don't also have a traffic light - and even then I watch out for crazy drivers running the red lights. It pays to be on the defensive, and not just imagine that you are visible to drivers.
on March 4,2014 | 02:23PM
paniolo wrote:
Waikiki area has taxis, trolleys, and tour buses that have to be on schedule. They're rushing to get people to their destination. Of course there's us drivers, too, so pedestrians in Waikiki/Ala Moana area need to be aware of their surroundings of vehicles in a rush-rush mode. You use a crosswalk, especially one with a traffic signal you're usually safe, unless you enter when you're not supposed to or not paying attention to the vehicle approaching you. You walk outside a crosswalk, you're likely to get hit or nearly hit. Don't take a chance. Stay in the crosswalk and your chance of getting across is better. Don't be a statistic. Enough already!
on March 4,2014 | 03:41PM
richierich wrote:
Sadly I doubt she looked both ways before crossing the street. While it may be the bus drivers fault, she's the dead one. Look both ways before crossing the street people.
on March 4,2014 | 04:26PM
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