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Waimanalo, HI – Elderly Woman Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Kalanianaole Hwy

November 17, 2022

Waimanalo, HI (November 17, 2022) – An elderly woman was killed during a pedestrian crash on the evening of Wednesday, November 16th in Waimanalo. 

Police were dispatched to the scene in the area of Kanapuu Drive and Kalanianaole Highway at about 6:00 p.m.  

According to officers from the Honolulu Police Department, a brown Honda MPVH being driven by a 71-year-old man was heading northbound along Kalanianaole Highway when he hit a 73-year-old female pedestrian at the intersection of Kanapuu Drive. 

Emergency Medical Services was dispatched to the scene. Upon their arrival, they transported the woman to a local hospital in critical condition. She passed away a short while later.  

Officials reported that the driver of the Honda was unharmed during the incident and stayed at the scene. Her identity is being withheld pending family notification. 

The northbound side of Kalanianaole Highway was shut down for investigation. 

Authorities said alcohol, drugs, and speed are not thought to be factors in the pedestrian crash, which is still under police investigation. 

This was the 47th fatal car accident in Oahu in 2022, compared to 37 at this same time in 2021. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Crash Fatalities in Hawaii

Waimanalo, HI - Elderly Woman Killed in Pedestrian Crash on Kalanianaole Hwy

When an area is used frequently by both drivers and pedestrians, the odds of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle increase dramatically. It only takes a single reckless or negligent driver to critically injure or even kill a pedestrian. 

Even though a very small percentage of pedestrian-involved accidents are committed with malice, most of them are the result of everyday driver negligence. 

The most common forms of driver negligence in Hawaii include:

  • Speeding
  • Driving while under the influence
  • Distracted drivers
  • Disregarding traffic signs or other driving laws
  • Failing to yield at crosswalks
  • Lack of turn signals
  • Failing to drive appropriately in bad weather
  • Failing to show due care when children are present

Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the incident, we know the most effective means of proving that the driver was at fault for the victim’s damages. It is important to keep in mind that if the victim has even the tiniest portion of fault attributed to them, the driver that struck them may only be expected to pay partial financial compensation for their accident-related damages. 

When you contact our Hawaii pedestrian crash lawyers at (808) 537-2525, you can feel confident that we will start work on your case right away. We know how important it is for you to receive the compensation you are entitled to as quickly as possible.

With our meticulous gathering of any essential documentation, our exhaustive investigation techniques, detailed eyewitness statements, and precisely crafted arguments, we will do everything in our power to make sure that you are awarded the recovery you are entitled to. 

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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