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Fatal crash is 3rd Farrington Highway pedestrian death in 3 months

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A pedestrian died from her injuries after she was hit by a vehicle, driven by a 60-year-old Waianae man, while crossing Farrington Highway near Puhano Road Sunday night.

Paramedics took the woman, believed to be in her 40s or 50s, to the hospital in critical condition following the accident at about 10 p.m., according to an Emergency Medical Services report.

Police said she died at the hospital. She had not been identified as of Sunday night.

Police said the woman was not in a marked crosswalk.

Speed and alcohol are not believed to be factors in the crash.

The accident is the 27th traffic fatality this year, the same number of traffic deaths at this time last year.

The death comes just days after community members and officials met Thursday to discuss ways of improving pedestrian safety on Farrington Highway, following two deaths in the last three months.

On April 24, Kaulana Werner, a 19-year-old former Kamehameha Schools wide receiver, was killed when he was struck by a vehicle along Farrington Highway near Laumania Avenue in Nanakuli.

Robert Sadamaru, 79, died on May 28 after he was hit by a truck while in a crosswalk on Farrington Highway near Old Government Road.

Several residents suggested installing better lighting and reflector lights, repainting signs and road lines, and educating drivers and pedestrians could help in decreasing the number of accidents across the Waianae Coast.

Others said eliminating some crosswalks not located by traffic signals, relocating some bus stops, providing flags for people to wave while crossing the highway, installing red-light cameras and stepping up police presence and enforcement would also help to make Farrington safer for pedestrians and motorists.

Other fatal or critical pedestrian accidents on Farrington Highway this year include:

On June 26, a car hit a man, believed to be in his 60s near Maipala Road, near the Maili 7-Eleven store. He suffered critical injuries in the 1:10 a.m. accident.

On Feb. 15, a car hit a 58-year-old man crossing Farrington Highway in a marked crosswalk at Maiuu Road near the Makaha Surfside condominium, leaving the man with critical injuries.

On Jan. 4, a 60-year-old man was killed crossing Farrington Highway near the Kahe Point power plant. Police said a number of cars swerved to avoid him, but a pickup truck was not able to stop in time.

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  • My deepest ALOHA to her ohana. From morning news, the video of where it happened is close to a bus stop. Maybe she either was going to or coming from it.

  • I’m in a crosswalk in front of Rainbow Drive Inn on Kapahulu last
    night around 7:45 PM … a guy Waikiki bound flashes his headlights
    to me and allows me to enter the crosswalk … I wave at him to
    say thanks … as I enter the crosswalk I’m watching for the car
    in the next lane who sees me and stops so I wave to say thank you as
    well … now I’m in the middle of this crosswalk and the cars headed
    in the Kaimuki direction slow down when they see me then they continue
    to drive … mind you I’m standing in a crosswalk in the middle of the
    street … about 4-5 cars must’ve driven by me … so much for HPD

  • There is little Aloha driving in Waianae, instead only an attitude of, I don’t care, I do what I like. Iv’e seen hit and run accidents, illegal turns, blatantly running lights, blatant, arrogant speeding by the large hauling trucks–15 to 20 mph over the limit. The real problem on the roads out there have to do with their attitudes and demeanor on the road.

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