97-year-old man dies after being hit by van
The pedestrian had been walking outside a proper crosswalk, according to police
A 97-year-old pedestrian died yesterday from injuries sustained after being hit by a van on Kona Street along Ala Moana Center.
At 8:42 a.m. the man was crossing Kona Street toward the mall about 90 feet west of Keeaumoku Street when a Chevrolet van driven by a 71-year-old man hit him, police said.
The man was critically injured and died at the Queen's Medical Center.
Alcohol and speed were not factors, said police, who noted that the victim had been walking outside a crosswalk.
The fatality occurred on private property and was not counted as part of the city's traffic fatalities.
He was the second pedestrian to die this week. On Monday a 66-year-old man died after he was injured while jaywalking on Isenberg Street the day before.
The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office had not released the man's name yesterday.
That man was the 20th pedestrian to die this year, matching the total number of pedestrians killed on city roadways in 2006.
Police began a holiday season campaign on Monday, handing out tips on pedestrian safety across the island.