WAIMANALO, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A 45-year-old woman is dead after being struck by a vehicle traveling eastbound along Kalanianaole Highway in Waimanalo.
The collision happened at 9:45 p.m. Saturday near Huli Street.
Jonette Ahwah, who lives nearby, was one of the first to arrive on scene. She says the woman was lying in the middle of the road.
"There was me, the boy that hit her, and the girlfriend who tried to render aid and another camper tried to render aid," Ahwah said. "We already knew by just looking at the car that she was in bad shape."
Police say the driver, a 23 year old Aiea man, hit the woman as she was attempting to cross the road outside of the marked crosswalk.
The woman was treated at the scene and taken to a nearby trauma center where she later died.
"That boy didn't even see her coming out and he was pretty shaken up last night," Ahwah said.
Police believe speed and alcohol were not factors in the accident.
While the investigation is ongoing, those who live in the area believe inadequate lighting along Kalanianaole Highway contributed to the collision.
"When you walk across the road you can't really see that good," said Waimanalo resident Timothy Lee. "So if we can't see, the cars can't see us very good either."
"Right now, we're just trying to get help for these lights and get better lighting out here in Waimanalo because its really dark out," Ahway said.
Police have not released the identities of the parties involved.