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Fall under bus proves fatal for 71-year-old Waikiki man

By Star- Advertiser staff

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LAST UPDATED: 10:21 a.m. HST, Jun 30, 2014



A 71-year-old man who was critically injured when he fell beneath a city bus in Waikiki on Saturday afternoon has died.

The man's identity has not been released pending notification of his family, but he had a Waikiki address.

According to police, the man was attempting to board the bus through a side door and fell down when the bus pulled away from the curb.

The bus apparently ran over the man's legs, police said.

He was transported to the Queen's Medical Center, where he later died.

This was the second bus-related pedestrian fatality in three days.







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SteveToo wrote:
I'm 71 and cannot immagine falling under a bus OR TRYING TO GET ON "A SIDE DOOR". Thought all doors are on the side. Do they mean "Back Door"?
on June 29,2014 | 09:40PM
PMINZ wrote:
It comes to my mind that there are some drivers that attempt to cram as many riders on thier bus that some drivers have riders go and enter the back doors just to get more riders on. Some even state that they will not drive on until more riders cram on, even when the bus is packed. Some even comment that there has to be two people side by side standing in a aslie. This also delays busses behind.
on June 30,2014 | 04:12AM
inverse wrote:
In this case you cannot blame the bus driver for this 71 yr old man trying to incorrectly enter the bus via the back door. Just wait till people like this old man try to board the Oahu train. Going to have the same problem of either falling onto the track or getting caught in the door or falling when trying to get in or out of the train
on June 30,2014 | 07:23AM
PMINZ wrote:
The bus concerned seems to be one that has Video recording. I presume that after the Video's are reviewed then who was at fault will be determined. Some drivers Tell people to Enter VIA rear doors. I arise and stand at the Exit in order to get off at the next stop (Eastbound at Blaisdale) and the Driver is heard instructing people to do that. Then people enter the rear door and stand in front of me and others. Has occurred many times, I have informed "the Bus".
on June 30,2014 | 07:48AM
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