79-year-old woman dies after being struck by car in KailuaUPDATED 9:18 PM HST Jun 26, 2014Video Transcript
dead tonight both killed while trying to cross the street. In Kailua, a 79 year old woman was struck and killed while crossing Kailua Road around 11:30 this morning. KITV 4's Pete Caggiano spoke with area residents who believe something needs to be done to make the crossing safer. 02-05 13-17 22-27 47-52 Roberta Baksha Kailua Resident 54.02-06 "THERE'S SO MANY THINGS GOING ON, DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS AND PEOPLE COMING" And those distractions may have contributed to today's fatal crash which claimed the life of a 79 year old pedestrian. Lieutenant Bobby Town HPD 46.40-46.48 "AT 11:30 THIS AFTERNOON HERE IN KAILUA BY THE 7/11 BY KAILUA HIGH SCHOOL A FEMALE IN HER LATE 70'S WAS CROSSING KAILUA ROAD IN A MARKED CROSSWALK" pete stand up 06:37-47 OFFICERS SAY THE FAST LANE OF TRAFFIC STOPPED BUT THE SLOW LANE DID NOT AND THIS TOYOTA HIGHLANDER BEHIND ME STRUCK AND KILLED THE PEDESTRIAN The woman was taken from the scene in critical condition but later pronounced dead at Castle Medical Center in Kailua. Local residents and business owners were saddened by today's news but not too surprised. They say this intersection has been a problem for years. Robert Perkins Owner Pacific Drain Services 56.09-18 IT'S A VERY DANGEROUS INTERSECTION A LOT OF THE KIDS COME THROUGH HERE FOR SCHOOL AND A LOT OF THE OLD FOLKS CROSS AND WE'VE NOTICED A LOT OF PEOPLE COME RIPPING THROUGH THIS AREA And some think it's time for the state to act to make this stretch of roadway safer for both pedestrian and drivers. Roberta baksha Kailua Resident 52.29-36 I'VE THOUGHT FOR YEARS THEY SHOULD HAVE A LIGHT THERE, IT'S REALLY HARD WHEN YOU'RE CROSSING Robert Perkins Owner Pacific Drain Services 56.46-50 "YOU GET PEOPLE TRYING TO TURN AND THEY DON'T PAY ATTENTION AND THEY TRY TO RIP IN FRONT OF YOU" Officers want to remind pedestrians and drivers a like to be aware and alert to try to prevent fatal accidents like today's 47.36-47.42 "NOT COMMENTING ON THIS PARTICULAR ACCIDENT BUT IN GENERAL WE ASK BOTH DRIVERS AND PEDESTRIANS TO LOOK OUT FOR EACH OTHER" Police do not believe speed or alcohol were to blame for this accident. Back to you.