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Car hits woman in crosswalk on Sheridan Street

  • COURTESY JENN OISHI

    Police and firefighters responded to an accident near the intersection of Rycroft and Sheridan streets this morning.

A car hit a woman crossing Sheridan Street in a marked crosswalk this morning, sending her to the hospital with critical head and internal injuries.

Police said a 2012 Hyundai sedan, driven by a 27-year-old Honolulu man, made a left turn to Sheridan Street from Rycroft Street and hit the woman in a marked crosswalk at about 10:10 a.m.

Paramedics took the 52-year-old woman to the hospital in critical condition. Police said she suffered head and internal injuries.

Police said speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in the crash.

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    • Part of the problem are those who have phone fixation and not paying attention when crossing and then there are those who run into the crosswalk as the countdown nears “0”…just hang out there and watch…amazing!

      • This is bull. People just don’t know how to drive here. Lots of genetically challenged women and guys with small boto who get their anger out behind the wheel. It’s the driver’s responsibility to avoid pedestrians – especially ones crossing LEGALLY.

        • But many people enter that crosswalk when the hand is flashing, which makes the pedestrian just as wrong as the driver.

      • Then there are those drivers who “have phone fixation and not paying attention”. One problem with drivers is that they are looking at cars approaching when they want to turn into a street and forget to look at what is ahead of them when they turn.

    • It was a matter of time. Believe me there are those who are in a rush to get to Walmart and Sam’s…that intersection is what I call the perfect storm a bad mix of pedestrians not paying attention (crossing “after” the no walk signal prompts), speeding, bicyclists riding on and off the road and onto the sidewalk and traffic entering and exiting the Walmart/Sam’s parking structure. As a motorist, you really have to drive “defensively x 2)…don’t be surprise that you have someone honking their horn for doing so…just my thoughts.

    • You got that right. Some not all people like to take that leap of faith talking on their cell phones and not paying attention.
      What happen to the look left, look right, look straight ahead.

      • I find that same problem with drivers – the “look left, look right, look straight ahead”. Many drivers entering a street from a parking lot are only looking at approaching cars and don’t look for pedestrians approaching on the sidewalk from the other side. This is very dangerous because when there is space between approaching cars, they pounce on the gas.

        It’s not just pedestrians but also drivers who need to be careful.

    • Well…looking at the article, and being both a driver and a pedestrian, I would say the best thing is to stay in your home with the doors locked and curtains drawn. But then you would slip in the shower…=)

  • Driving on this island is becoming vicious. The speeding, disregard of traffic red lights, stop signs, changing lanes across solid and double solid lines, tailgating and giving stink eye is getting worse. When you are on the road you need to drive on the defensive to survive in this town. Have you noticed all the cars with expired registrations and safety inspections that are on the road. Also notice many many out of state license plates with no safety inspections. How come mainland transfers no need to safety inspect their cars? Why only local people. Where is the police enforcement?

    • Police from the police chief on down have their own legal problems that they have to deal with first. As long as it is not someone using a gun to shoot someone else, cars hitting pedestirans is not their problem.

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