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Woman, 88, dies after being hit by garbage truck in Nuuanu


  • A Honolulu police officer examines the scene of a fatal accident involving a garbage truck that ran over a woman in a loading zone this morning. The woman's red shopping cart is seen in the lower left corner next to the curb. (Craig Gima/cgima@staradvertiser.com)

  • A elderly woman was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition after being hit by a garbage truck near Vineyard Boulevard and Nuuanu Avenue.
    (Craig Gima / cgim@staradvertiser.com)

  • A elderly woman was taken to the hospital in extremely critical condition after being hit by a garbage truck near Vineyard Boulevard and Nuuanu Avenue.
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An 88-year-old woman was killed returning to her apartment at Queen Emma Gardens Prince Tower this morning when she was hit by a private garbage truck in a loading zone next to the complex’s parking lot.

Emergency Medical Services said the pedestrian was taken at 8 a.m. to the Queen’s Medical Center, where she died. The woman, a resident of Queen Emma Gardens, was returning home from her morning walk when she apparently walked behind the garbage truck while it was backing up, according to police.

The truck driver, a man in his 30s, is an employee of Rolloffs Hawaii.

Doug Asay, president of Rolloffs Hawaii, issued a statement this afternoon saying the company was “deeply saddened by this tragic accident and our thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected.”

He said the company is cooperating with the Honolulu police investigation and that the driver has been out on administrative leave.

The police investigation is on-going and no arrest has been made.

This is the second death this year on Oahu involving a garbage truck.

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