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Laniakea task force urges state to improve pedestrian safety

  • Video by Cindy Ellen Russell

    Members of the Laniakea Task Force are urging the state to prioritize adjustments to Kamehameha Highway to help avoid future accidents like the one involving a 10-year-old boy just days ago. Eight members of the task force, which was formed by the state Department of Transportation in 2011, held a press conference at Laniakea Beach Sunday morning to say they are eager to start addressing the safety issues by frequent jay-walking at that section of the highway in front of Laniakea Beach. A car hit and seriously injured the boy crossing the highway Thursday afternoon; he, like many others, cross the highway to get to the popular North Shore beach known as Turtle Beach.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    State Sen. Gil Riviere, above, along with members of the Laniakea Task Force, addressed the crowd Sunday during a news conference held along Kamehameha Highway on the lack of pedestrian and traffic safety there.

  • CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM

    Traffic along Kamehameha Highway was busy Sunday during the news conference held fronting Lani­akea Beach in the wake of Thursday’s pedestrian accident involving a 10-year- old boy visiting the area.

Members of the Laniakea Task Force are urging the state to prioritize adjustments to Kamehameha Highway to help avoid future accidents like the one involving a 10-year-old boy just days ago. Read more

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