HILO (HawaiiNewsNow ) - A 56-year-old Hilo man died Saturday from injuries he received in a pedestrian accident that happened on February 24 on the Wailoa Bridge in Hilo.
Hilo police identified the pedestrian as Marcelino Jaquias, Jr.
Responding to a 6:58 p.m. call, South Hilo patrol and Traffic Enforcement Unit officers determined that Jaquias was crossing the Wailoa Bridge in a northerly direction when he was struck by a 2008 Kia van traveling west and being operated by a 47-year-old Hilo man.
Jaquias, who was not in a crosswalk was transported to the Hilo Medical Center and was later flown to The Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.
He was pronounced dead at 6:42 p.m. at the Queen's Medical Center.
The driver of the van and his passengers, a 43-year-old woman and 5-year-old girl were not injured.
Police do not believe that speed, alcohol or drugs were factors on part of the driver but it appears that the pedestrian had been drinking.