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Waianae farm sued over death at farmers market

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 06:45 p.m. HST, May 13, 2014

The parents of a woman killed in a Honolulu farmers' market crash have filed a lawsuit claiming negligence.

Anne Runland died after a Mao Organic Farms delivery truck reversed into her while she was setting up a booth at the Kapiolani Community College farmers' market.

The lawsuit filed in state court Wednesday names the farm and the truck driver as defendants. Representatives of the Waianae farm couldn't immediately be reached for comment. The woman driving the truck wasn't criminally charged.

The March crash closed the popular weekly market for the day.

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false wrote:
It's all about money, folks. Nothing new.
on May 13,2014 | 04:24PM
PTF wrote:
Lawsuits are automatic these days after a tragic incident.
on May 13,2014 | 06:29PM
mcc wrote:
How come there are never "accidents" any more... Attorneys and GREED!
on May 13,2014 | 06:21PM
jaluasa wrote:
Woman who accidently ran over your daughter feels misrable....check Sue woman who accidently ran over your daugther and make her feel even more misarable....double check.
on May 13,2014 | 06:57PM
kuewa wrote:
Did you read the article? The driver was not charged.
on May 14,2014 | 12:31AM
localguy wrote:
Did the delivery truck have a working back up alarm as required by federal safety regulations?
on May 13,2014 | 07:12PM
Papakolea wrote:
Who didn't see this coming....
on May 13,2014 | 07:47PM
bsbsbs wrote:
Probably the victim.
on May 14,2014 | 12:07AM
lifeisgood wrote:
I think this warrants an investigation-accidents happen but there are measures that can be in place to prevent accidents. Was the driver trained/competent to drive a truck that size? Did the truck lack basic safety measures--like mirrors or sound warning .
on May 13,2014 | 09:39PM
leahi2 wrote:
So the farm is being sued; I expected that. So what about the Hawaii Farm Bureau and what about KCC? You know that ever since the accident, customers are not allowed in the market area until the 7:30 AM horn is sounded. This newly established ban against early morning customers should have been in effect a longtime ago. So leave it to the lawyers to seek out more money for damages.
on May 13,2014 | 09:54PM
MichelleBringas wrote:
A person is DEAD....as a result of being run over by someone else driving a truck! Why is it bad for survivors to file a lawsuit for damages by the survivors?? Who is supposed to file the lawsuit??? Auntie Gin??? Is it the DEAD woman's fault she was killed?!? False, PTF, mcc, jalusa, Papakolea, et all....you are only looking at attorneys and are disparaging the memory of the person killed by the negligence of another person. I wonder how you would think if your wife/daughter/cousin/best friend/mom/grandmother/granddaughter/aunt/great aunt/etc was killed in this same manner....I'm just asking..
on May 13,2014 | 09:56PM
cojef wrote:
Wonder if the auto was covered by liability insurance coverage? If yes, it boils down to how much, and if the attorney is also pursuing this?
on May 14,2014 | 05:39AM
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