Dozens of Kaneohe residents and business owners held signs along a busy roadway Wednesday night to get drivers to slow down and yield to pedestrians.
Lany Salva, 38, died while walking in a crosswalk on Kamehameha Highway in Kaneohe. Honolulu police say the car involved left the scene.
One of the people holding a sign to get drivers to slow down was Salva's 16-year-old son Sam Salva. "It says we don't have have a mom anymore," he said about what was written on his sign. "It hurts. I don't have a mom anymore. I really miss her."
Many Kaneohe business owners and residents say there have been too many close calls along the busy highway. They want flashing lights installed to alert drivers there is a pedestrian in the crosswalk in hopes of preventing another tragedy.
"Why should we take the risk of having another pedestrian hit and killed like she was?" Janine Lunsford, Kaneohe resident said, "They should put a light saying 'Hey, pedestrian crossing. Be aware.'"
Police are still looking for the woman who was driving a light colored SUV that police said left the scene. A Bank of Hawaii account has been set up in Lany Salva's name to help the family with funeral expenses.