Freak accident kills Aiea woman

Freak accident kills Aiea woman

AIEA, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 63-year old woman who was standing on the sidewalk at the corner of Moanalua Road and Kaonohi Street was hit by a car early Wednesday morning.

Honolulu Police Traffic Lieutenant Bobby Towne says a Toyota Corolla collided with a Ford Ranger, and both cars ran off the road.

"Caused them to veer to the right, climb up onto the sidewalk, and strike a female who was standing there," says Lt. Towne.

The Toyota landed on top of the woman but no one knew she was there for quite some time.  Thick bushes and plants block the view from the street.   Even the 77-year old driver of the Toyota Corolla seemed unaware that he hit anyone.

Paramedics eventually found the woman.

The woman lived in the highrise at the intersection and friends started a small memorial there.  They say the woman walked to the bus stop across Moanalua Road every morning to get to work.

"It's just a freak thing," says neighbor Henry Hughes, who jogs through the intersection all the time.  "I've never seen a fatality here and I live just down the road."

The lanes narrows near the intersection and there is a merge a short distance ahead, but Hughes doesn't believe the layout had anything to do with the crash.

Lt. Towne says speed or alcohol are not factors, but they have opened a negligent homicide case.

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