CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARBULLETIN.COM
Police officers held the white purse and hat of an 85-year-old woman who was hit by a Coca-Cola delivery truck as she walked on the sidewalk fronting the Kahala Chevron Station this morning. The woman was taken to Queen's Medical Center where she later died.
Woman, 85, dies after being hit by big rig
An 85-year-old woman on the sidewalk is run over by a truck leaving a gas station
The 85-year-old woman, who was run over by a truck this morning on a Kahala sidewalk, has died, police said.
The Medical Examiner's Office has not released the woman's identity or exact cause of death.
The accident occurred 8:40 a.m. when the Coca-Cola delivery truck was pulling out of the Kahala Chevron Station at 4117 Waialae Ave. as the woman was walking along the sidewalk.
The woman was taken by ambulance in critical condition to the Queen's Medical Center where she died late this morning.
Chevron store manager Troy Hotz said the truck stopped because it looked as though the driver knew he hit something. Hotz said he ran to truck and told the driver that the woman was pinned under the wheel and the driver reversed to get the tire off her.
"I didn't move her, I just stayed and comforted her," Hotz said. He said she suffered severe leg injuries.
Lt. Gerrit Kurihara said police were interviewing the driver and that no arrests were made.
Hotz said after the accident the driver was sitting beneath a nearby light pole and appeared to be in shock. Hotz said he has worked there for 15 years and had never seen a pedestrian accident.
Police did not close the road as they investigated the accident, but did cordon off part of the gas station.