Honolulu police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who hit and killed a 46-year-old Waianae man crossing Farrington Highway in a marked crosswalk Monday night.
The medical examiner identified the victim as Allen Ramos.
The dark colored sports utility vehicle was traveling east on the highway when it hit Ramos at about 11 p.m. near Hakimo Road and left the scene, police said.
Paramedics took him to the hospital, where he died at 1:05 a.m.
This is the fourth pedestrian death on Farrington Highway in the Waianae area in the less than three months.
It comes only a day after another pedestrian was killed crossing Farrington Highway near Puhano Road Sunday night.
The medical examiner is still trying to identify the woman, believed to be in her 40s or 50s, who was not in a marked crosswalk when she was struck by a car driven by a 60-year-old Waianae man Sunday night.
Monday night’s fatality is the 28th death on Oahu roads this year, compared to 27 at the same time last year.
The two fatalities follow a community meeting Thursday to discuss ways of improving pedestrian safety on Farrington Highway, following two other pedestrian deaths.
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.
Police have stepped up traffic enforcement – for both pedestrians and drivers. Pedestrians who break the law face a $130 fine, and drivers are required to appear in court. Officers have been handing out safety flyers and issuing warnings across Oahu since the beginning of June.
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.