Police say alcohol may have been a factor in Kakaako pedestrian accident
A 76 year old man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon.
A 76 year old man is dead after he was struck by a vehicle Thursday afternoon. Honolulu police say an Oli Oli Trolley hit him.
Police say the 52 year old trolley driver is in custody for negligent homicide and driving under the influence. Alcohol may have been a factor.
The incident happened at the intersection of Auahi and Cooke Streets in Kakaako around 3:45 p.m. Police say the victim was in a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash.
"It's been a very tragic year. very unnecessary. I mean it just comes down to everybody needs to take a lot more precautions when they're driving. Whether it be slowing down, not driving impaired, you know, taking necessary safety precautions and just looking out for each other," Lt. James Slayter, Honolulu Police Department, said.
The trolley with about six passengers on board was traveling east on Auahi St. and was making a left turn onto Cooke St. when it struck the pedestrian crossing Auahi St. from Makai to Mauka.
This fatality marks the 37th statewide pedestrian death of 2018. It also sets a record for the most pedestrian in the state since record keeping began.
The previous record was 36 in 2005.