By: Star-Advertiser Staff
Honolulu police investigate an accident on Salt Lake Boulevard naer Kahuapaani Street Monday night.
A pedestrian who was in critical condition after being struck by a vehicle near Aloha Stadium has died.
The man, described to be in his 70s, died Tuesday at the Queen’s Medical Center. The medical examiner’s office has yet to release his name.
The cause of death was blunt impact injuries to his head, torso and extremities.
The manner of death was classified as an accident, according to the medical examiner.
Lt. Carlene Lau of the Honolulu Police Department’s Vehicular Homicide Section said road conditions were dry at the time of the accident.
Excessive speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors. The investigation is ongoing.
It was the fourth pedestrian fatality on Oahu so far this year.
At 8:14 p.m. Monday, the pedestrian attempted to cross Salt Lake Boulevard near Kahuapaani Street when he was struck by a white 2004 four-door Suzuki.
Police said it’s unknown whether the pedestrian was in a crosswalk. He was transported in critical condition to the hospital, where he died.
The driver, 70, who was traveling east when the accident occurred, stopped after she struck the pedestrian. The driver did not suffer any injuries.
No arrests have been made.
Three other pedestrian fatalities have occurred so far this year:
» On Jan. 2, Elizabeth Malland, 48, died when she was struck by a Jeep Compass rental car at North Nimitz Highway and Kalihi Street. Police said Malland was walking against the light and was not in a marked crosswalk.
» On Jan. 6, roller skater Sarah Stanislawski, 28, of Honolulu, died after crashing into a moving sedan in Makakilo on Kikaha Street in an accident that police classify as a pedestrian death.
» On Jan. 6, Nobuo Yoshioka, 91, died after he was struck by a Ford Escape near Makiki three days earlier. He was taken to the Queen’s Medical Center in critical condition. It’s unclear whether he was in a crosswalk.
Honolulu police recently initiated a campaign in an effort to reduce pedestrian fatalities and accidents. Capt. Darren Izumo said the Traffic Division has stepped up enforcement for pedestrians and motorists, reminding both to be alert.
The campaign will continue through the middle of next month, with police officers posted at intersections and crosswalks across Oahu. Some of the officers will pose as civilian pedestrians.
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