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Aiea woman dies after being struck by garbage truck


  • Honolulu police are investigating a fatal pedestrian accident involving a garbage truck in Aiea this morning. (Courtesy Hawaii News Now)
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An 83-year-old Aiea woman was killed this morning after she was hit by a garbage truck.

Honolulu Police Lt. Robert Towne said the garbage truck had just picked up a trash can and was backing up, when it hit the woman and ran her over with the rear tire.

Officials believe the woman was crossing the street at the corner of Kupukupu and Kupuwao streets.

Emergency Medical Services said the accident occurred at 8:53 a.m. and the victim was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in extremely crtical condition where she died.

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