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Moiliili toddler killed after being struck by SUV is identified

By Star-Advertiser staff

LAST UPDATED: 04:58 p.m. HST, Aug 28, 2013

A 2-year-old boy was killed this morning when a neighbor driving a sport utility vehicle apparently hit the toddler on a sidewalk in Moiliili.

He was identified as Filimone Asi, according to the medical examiner's office. 

Lt. Bobby Towne, of  the Honolulu Police Department, said the accident occurred around 7:15 a.m. when a 2009 Toyota RAV4 driven by a 37-year-old woman struck the child.

The toddler died shortly after being taken to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition with multiple internal injuries. An autopsy will be performed Thursday.

Towne said the driver was taking her daughter to school. She had backed out of a private lane off Kapiolani Boulevard and started driving forward, striking the child whom she did not see on the sidewalk, Towne said.

Speed and alcohol are not factors, he said.

The victim lived across the street from the driver. The neighborhood is a mix of residential buildings and single family homes.

Police have opened a third-degree negligent homicide investigation. 

This was Oahu’s 44th traffic death, compared with 43 at the same time last year.

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loquaciousone wrote:
You would think that a 3-year old child would be attached to an adult. What happened to the adult?
on August 28,2013 | 09:03AM
pakeheat wrote:
texting on phone
on August 28,2013 | 09:33AM
scooters wrote:
The Police should look at her cell phone records..could right there pakeheat..
on August 28,2013 | 11:17AM
Heinbear wrote:
it is a sight a see every morning.--Mom driving an SUV on the way to school with her kids, clearly distracted by a phone call or even much worse texting!
on August 28,2013 | 05:37PM
toad103410 wrote:
I agree with you completely. Also, if the child was hit on the sidewalk, the driver bears some responsibility
on August 28,2013 | 11:22AM
Pocho wrote:
I assume the parent(s) were not close by and have a pretty good idea of the nationality of the 2 year old boy parent(s) playing on the sidewalk may he rest in peace.
on August 28,2013 | 12:43PM
false wrote:
Sadly happens all the time in all levels of society. Whats nationality got to do with this?
on August 28,2013 | 01:56PM
Pocho wrote:
plenny cause they no keep an eye on the kids. It's a way of life for them
on August 28,2013 | 02:53PM
copperwire9 wrote:
How offensive a statement.
on August 28,2013 | 03:24PM
Pocho wrote:
Offensive? It's the way they were brought up.
on August 28,2013 | 04:13PM
NanakuliBoss wrote:
Very sad, pocho. Why even post anything. God bless the child,family and the driver.
on August 28,2013 | 04:47PM
joshislost wrote:
M I C R O S ??
on August 28,2013 | 06:32PM
Pocho wrote:
tell me you'd let your 2 year old play on a Farrington Hwy. sidewalk. CRAZY, nobody down that side would.
on August 28,2013 | 08:58PM
Pocho wrote:
I'd never let my 2 year old play on a sidewatk. CRAZY!
on August 28,2013 | 07:50PM
mikethenovice wrote:
No need to buy life insurance then.
on August 28,2013 | 08:37PM
Pocho wrote:
I do feel sorry for the 2 year old child having no parent supervision at hand. Meaning a parent standing right there next to him. If he had better parents this would not have happened. PERIOD
on August 28,2013 | 09:00PM
mikethenovice wrote:
How do you take a kid to school when the kid is not even in the car? Strap the kid in first before moving the car.
on August 28,2013 | 08:44PM
Anonymous wrote:
Read the article. The child that was hit was 2 years old. How did it became about this child going to school?
on August 28,2013 | 10:00PM
allie wrote:
As the article today pointed out, Hawaii's drivers are just miserable. Many lack the basic intelligence to understand the basic rules of the road. Many cannot read or write. Many use drugs or alcohol. It is such a scandal.
on August 28,2013 | 09:59AM
sohappy2beme wrote:
Really Allie? You got all that from the article above? That Hawaii drivers are miserable? That they lack basic intelligence? Funny...I didn't read any of that, or even get that inference from the article. A mother taking her child to school must be using drugs and alcohol at 7:15 in the morning to have hit an unattended toddler playing on the sidewalk of a busy road.
on August 28,2013 | 10:17AM
BRock wrote:
Just ignore this hater who calls herself Allie. We can all hope that shortly she will leave Honolulu for whatever destination and the aloha spirit will increase a notch in this town. She is something else though!
on August 28,2013 | 10:45AM
allie wrote:
I tell the truth and many of you hate that.
on August 28,2013 | 11:07AM
Shh wrote:
No we hate the stupid ignorant comments that you make. Especially when you start to degrade the local people here and where we live. We all know that you cannot stand Hawaii and Hawaiians. It is in every article that you post. We are not interested in your comments and the only reason you get replies is to straighten you out that you have no class and disrespectful to the readers and those that live here. That is the plain truth and only truth.
on August 28,2013 | 03:01PM
hanalei395 wrote:
Per that Indian ....... "Many use drugs or alcohol". ....... allie the Indian, speak with fork-tongue.
on August 28,2013 | 05:45PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Chinese do it the Wong Way?
on August 28,2013 | 08:38PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
hana... you should be more forgiving of our resident Dolt.
on August 29,2013 | 03:12AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
hana...if you understood the environment from which All-lies came from you'd understand. Here is an example of Mandan child care http://tiny.cc/8kxk2w
on August 29,2013 | 03:13AM
joshislost wrote:
you have no relevance to anything and youre beyond ignorant
on August 28,2013 | 06:34PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
All-lies, you've been hiding behind the fact that Mandans are such an insignificant population that they are usually lumped in with 3 other Siouan tribes of the Fort Berthold Reservation in regards to crime, drug/alcohol use, sex offenses, spousal and child abuse, etc. However even the MHA Nation acknowledged the fact that among ALL member tribes such crime rates among that group is above the National Average and above the average for the neighboring areas.
on August 29,2013 | 03:09AM
allie wrote:
I am referring to the other article on bad Hawaii driving.
on August 28,2013 | 11:06AM
Shh wrote:
Well everyone here are not referring to those other articles. They are referring to this one in particular! So Toopid!
on August 28,2013 | 02:44PM
lowtone123 wrote:
It's called reading between the lines...the white lines.
on August 28,2013 | 11:54AM
mikethenovice wrote:
It's called filling in the blanks with your own opinion.
on August 28,2013 | 08:39PM
Shh wrote:
Believe me...she constantly makes up her own version of the story so she can say how the people of Hawaii lack intelligence. I am so glad that she does not work for the newspaper because I would not be able to tell what was really reported and what wasn't. She should keep her own racist comments and her own fake information to herself. She has an excuse for everything and if she thinks she is fooling anyone, she needs to go to looneytune!
on August 28,2013 | 02:43PM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
all-lies is not a she, nor is it a UH student. all-lies is a high school drop out in his early to mid 30's, is a section 8 recipient and most of his day posting idiocy under many different aliases.
on August 29,2013 | 03:03AM
leila808 wrote:
What article did you read?
on August 28,2013 | 10:22AM
loquaciousone wrote:
Donald Duck goes to Washington.
on August 28,2013 | 11:19AM
allie wrote:
on front page
on August 28,2013 | 12:01PM
Jonas wrote:
It appears that none of the issues you cited are involved in this incident, al. And what is the scandal?
on August 28,2013 | 10:44AM
Shh wrote:
That she makes up her own parts of the article.
on August 28,2013 | 02:52PM
false wrote:
I repeat. Please return to the Hekawis tribe. If you do not have enough, please let us know where we can drop off our empty can and bottles.
on August 28,2013 | 11:25AM
lowtone123 wrote:
Too late they don't want her back.
on August 28,2013 | 12:39PM
Shh wrote:
I wonder if everyone from that tribe is like her? I hope not. I don't even like saying that but really...it makes me wonder. I'm thinking not but that they just wanted her out of their tribe,
on August 28,2013 | 03:05PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Just the women and the elderly. Not everyone is a bad driver.
on August 28,2013 | 08:37PM
hilocal wrote:
mikethenovice, what a sexist statement. What I've usually read is that women have a safer driving record than men. Also, don't the Indian men have a higher rate of alcoholism than the women? (The alcoholism, I think, is a result of U.S. failure to live up to treaties, stealing Indian lands, and forcing tribes on to reservations where there are few jobs.)
on August 29,2013 | 05:52AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
All-lie ignorance is clearly something you are culturally familiar with from ND isn't it? http://tiny.cc/sowk2w
on August 29,2013 | 02:52AM
cunfuzd4 wrote:
oh and All-lies...let's not forget http://tiny.cc/ndxk2w
on August 29,2013 | 03:07AM
fairgame947 wrote:
Tragic. Have worked in this neighborhood for around 18 years. Streets are narrow, many cars parked on both sides of the streets and way too many cars. As loquacious one said - what happened to the adult at 7:15 in the morning? So very sad.
on August 28,2013 | 10:06AM
primowarrior wrote:
Why was a 2 year old child playing on the sidewalk, especially near Kapiolani Boulevard?
on August 28,2013 | 10:08AM
AirRescueFF wrote:
Why was the car driving onto the sidewalk?
on August 28,2013 | 11:01AM
lowtone123 wrote:
That was my first thought
on August 28,2013 | 11:55AM
808ikea wrote:
I'm looking at the area and that garage on Google maps. That private lane Mauka of Kaaha St. is very narrow and I don't think there is a sidewalk it is more a driveway for a carport. The report is not accurate.
on August 28,2013 | 12:51PM
Usagi336 wrote:
Amazing how you can checkout places on Google. I also looked at the spot. I can see how the driver would strike the child if she was backing out and the child ran in back of her. But going forward. She really must not have been paying attention.
on August 28,2013 | 01:22PM
808ikea wrote:
It tough to say. I can see a driver backing out of a driveway looking backward and while backing out a 2 year old running in front of the SUV and driver not noticing. Depending on how close the toddler is to the front of the vehicle the driver may not have seen the toddler. Terrible. Where was the parent?
on August 28,2013 | 04:36PM
hilocal wrote:
808ikea, also SUVs and some trucks are very high and the driver cannot see something small right in front of the vehicle.
on August 29,2013 | 05:56AM
Shh wrote:
Too good you! Never thought about looking it up.
on August 28,2013 | 02:53PM
tiki886 wrote:
This comment has been deleted.
on August 28,2013 | 05:13PM
mikethenovice wrote:
No. No. That's the name of the residents who live there, Dead End. Not the street's name.
on August 28,2013 | 08:40PM
Shh wrote:
Why wasn't the parent of this young child not attending to their child. That is what sickens me. That an innocent child is gone because no parent was there to keep them safe! Come on parents!!! Get it together!
on August 28,2013 | 03:07PM
kiragirl wrote:
My prayers. So sad. May God bless. So sad.
on August 28,2013 | 10:42AM
allie wrote:
yes and so unnecessary
on August 28,2013 | 11:08AM
Anonymous wrote:
Allie, you speak with fork tongue. On the one hand you agree that this is sad but at the same time you spew hatred about the very people you say you feel bad about.
on August 28,2013 | 10:06PM
hilocal wrote:
Anonymous, other posters in this thread express sadness for the child and anger/blame at the possibly neglectful parent.
on August 29,2013 | 06:01AM
Usagi336 wrote:
Yes. My prayers go out to both families involved. No more suffering in this crazy world little one. May your playground now be in paradise.
on August 28,2013 | 01:26PM
sailfish1 wrote:
"started driving forward, striking the child who was playing on the sidewalk" - If the article is correct, the driver is at fault. You're not supposed to be driving a car on the sidewalk.
on August 28,2013 | 11:10AM
hilopango wrote:
It could have been the "driveway" portion of the sidewalk. The reporter didn't describe it well enough.
on August 28,2013 | 12:06PM
IAmSane wrote:
Yeah, that's probably the case.
on August 28,2013 | 12:41PM
mikethenovice wrote:
That's the kids fault for being born.
on August 28,2013 | 08:41PM
Anonymous wrote:
You are one sick perv.
on August 28,2013 | 10:07PM
scooters wrote:
As the picture shows,You've got a do nothing president talking to a bunch of do nothing people..except trying to blame everyone else for their troubles..priceless..
on August 28,2013 | 11:28AM
Squiggs wrote:
Go back under your rock Scoots!
on August 28,2013 | 05:22PM
gobows wrote:
A Sad and Disturbing Story.............
on August 28,2013 | 11:39AM
mikethenovice wrote:
Not the last time this will happen.
on August 28,2013 | 08:41PM
jamrus36 wrote:
Driving on the sidewalk? I've learned a long time ago that you can't believe everything you read. I wouldn't take anything written here as a literal account of the facts in this tragic accident. A bad driver? Cell phone conversation? Texting? Lets not make assumptions on the driver or parent. Healing prayers for all.
on August 28,2013 | 11:48AM
ryan02 wrote:
The article makes it sound like the kids was hit while playing on the sidewalk, because the car was on the sidewalk. The caption under the photo says the boy was hit "on a private road" mauka of Kaaha St. So it's not clear WHERE the boy was hit. Either way, the driver wasn't paying attention, and the boy didn't have proper adult supervision. Perhaps the driver and the parents should both be charged. The driver is most at fault, because that's how the laws work, but I don't think this would have happened if the parents had been doing their parenting duties -- I think the parents are partially at fault.
on August 28,2013 | 11:58AM
lokela wrote:
Driver not paying attention and the parents of the boy not paying attention. Better get Judge Ahn and Buta on this one. They available now.
on August 28,2013 | 12:03PM
BigIsandLava wrote:
We can second guess the driver's or parent's responsibility towards this tragic accident, but one thing stands out without a doubt, the death of this little child. Before we jump to conclusions and until we get more information, pray for that child, the family and driver of the SUV (who I believe is also traumatized, who wouldn't be). This was not the first time an incident like this happened before. Each time we questioned , "How could this has happened?", and hope it doesn't happen again. Saddened that it did.
on August 28,2013 | 01:02PM
Bully wrote:
Where is the mother?
on August 28,2013 | 02:08PM
Shh wrote:
The same question everyone wants to know.
on August 28,2013 | 02:55PM
livinginhawaii wrote:
Who in their right mind lets a 2 year old play on a sidewalk unattended? I'll tell you who - a sick or extremely ignorant person who does not value the life of their offspring.
on August 28,2013 | 03:11PM
mamacita808 wrote:
More like lazy and neglectful.
on August 28,2013 | 03:54PM
steveoctober wrote:
agreed. no different than a parent having no job with no intention of finding any work either. Just collecting off the system with free healthcare and welfare.
on August 28,2013 | 06:15PM
truelies wrote:
Facts are all not there, SA reporters need to get their heads out of you know where!!!
on August 28,2013 | 03:22PM
BigIsandLava wrote:
The news reported that the family was preparing to make it a beach day. The child was excited, had his swimmies on and ran out the house as the family was getting things together. It was just so sad and unfortunate.
on August 28,2013 | 06:28PM
IAmSane wrote:
Damn... that's so sad...
on August 28,2013 | 10:09PM
Anonymous wrote:
Let's see. So Allie hates the West side, Lingle, UH, Hawaii, Don Horner, "people out here".... Am I missing anything else that Allie hates?
on August 28,2013 | 06:37PM
hilocal wrote:
Anonymous, why do you keep picking on Allie?
on August 29,2013 | 06:13AM
4watitsworth wrote:
On TV, the neighbors reported that the child was always playing outside without any any supervision. According to the people at their church, the parents were always watching the child and would never leave him unattended. I can imagine that a person reversing an SUV would not be able to see a 2 year old behind their car. Even I sometimes don't see adults walking behind my Toyota while I'm slowly reversing and have to jam on my brakes. It sounds like a very unfortunate accident to me.
on August 28,2013 | 08:23PM
mikethenovice wrote:
Women and the elderly never turn their heads when they reverse. They just hope that everything jumps out of the way.
on August 28,2013 | 08:36PM
hilocal wrote:
mikethenovice, I know men who don't either. Those motorists should consider buying the new cars that have a video showing what's behind when the car is in Reverse.
on August 29,2013 | 06:18AM
WHODA wrote:
Used to live there - the parents there let their kids play in the middle of the street all the time unsupervised- used to honk and yell at them and called police about the situation- but the parents would do nothing about it. Just a tragedy but it could have been prevented
on August 28,2013 | 08:42PM
Anonymous wrote:
Tragic all the way around.
on August 28,2013 | 09:28PM
Anonymous wrote:
A negligent homicide case on the driver but nothing on the irresponsible parent(s) who left the toddler unattended.
on August 28,2013 | 10:09PM
IAmSane wrote:
Dаmn... that's so sad...
on August 28,2013 | 10:09PM
MililaniGirl wrote:
What was a 2 year old child doing outisdie WITHOUT parental supervision, if any, at that time of the morning?
on August 29,2013 | 12:07AM
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