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Two elderly pedestrians critically injured by vehicle in Hilo crosswalk

Two elderly women were critically injured in Hilo and transported to an Oahu hospital after being hit in a marked crosswalk by a vehicle this morning.

Hilo police said two women, pedestrians in their 80s, were critically injured after being struck by a car driven by an 88-year-old woman in downtown Hilo. The accident occurred at 10:50 a.m. on Kinoole Street at the Mamo Street intersection.

Police said an 86-year-old Hilo woman and an 86-year-old visitor from Oahu were crossing Kinoole in a marked crosswalk when a blue 2016 Toyota Corolla hit them.

The pedestrians were in critical condition and were initially taken to the Hilo Medical Center. Both were transported by medi-vac to an Oahu hospital for further treatment. The driver was uninjured.

Police opened a negligent injury investigation, and ask that anyone who witnessed the collision to call Officer Debney Jaramillo at 961-2213 or the police non-emergency line at 935-3311.

Anonymous calls may be made to CrimeStoppers at 961-8300.

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