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Maili Pedestrian Crash Sends Three to Hospital

Lt. Darren Izumo Lt. Darren Izumo

By Minna Sugimoto

MAILI (KHNL) -- A 56-year-old woman and a 21-year-old woman remain in critical condition, following a pedestrian crash in Maili Friday. Police say a speeding motorcycle is to blame.

Cradling her five-month-old daughter, Gerene Tokioka watches as police gather evidence at a crash scene.

"Guarantee somebody got hurt," the Makaha resident said. "Sad. Makes me want to cry."

Witnesses say a motorcycle slammed into two women, as they walked across busy Farrington Highway near Mailiili Road at about 7:35 am.

"We have a witness, a good witness saying that he definitely ran the red signal because the witness was stopped at the red signal watching the pedestrians cross," Lt. Darren Izumo, Honolulu Police Department, said.

Investigators believe the 36-year-old motorcyclist was going faster than the 35 mile-per-hour speed limit, when he hit the pedestrians who were in a crosswalk.

All three are rushed to the Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.

"It's a little unusual to get them in daylight, to be honest," Izumo said. "But then again, the bad side is nothing surprises me anymore."

Tokioka says she's always careful when she's around this dangerous roadway.

"I would hold my son and my daughter, and to make sure that we're okay, we stay all the way on the side," she said. "You know, safety first."

The bloody scene is located near the Waianae Coast Comprehensive Health Center, by a roadside memorial marking a previous traffic death.

"Everything happens in a split second," Tokioka said.

Police say the motorcyclist's condition improved from critical to serious. They don't believe alcohol was a factor in the crash.

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