Traffic Media Information

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Aloha and welcome to the Honolulu Police Department (HPD) "Traffic Media Information" page. On this page the HPD Traffic Division's Vehicular Homicide Section (VHS) will post information related to the most recent critical and fatal motor vehicle collisions. This will take the place of the "code-a-phone" that was used in the past. VHS personnel will update the information as soon as possible, but in the event the information is delayed, we appreciate your patience. 

 

Please remember to drive safely and unimpaired, as well as follow all traffic laws. As a community we all share the roads and need to look out for one another, so please drive with Aloha. 

 

Mahalo,

Lt. James Slayter


South King Street Critical MVC

South King Street Critical MVC

Nanakuli FTRA MVC

Nanakuli FTRA MVC

Fatal MVC #37 in 2019

Fatal MVC #37 in 2019

Fatal MVC #34 of 2019

Fatal MVC #34 of 2019

Update: Traffic Fatality #35 Poss. Pedestrian MVC

Update: Traffic Fatality #35  Poss. Pedestrian MVC

Non-Traffic Fatality

Non-Traffic Fatality

Update: Traffic Fatality #36 MVC Involv Bicyclist

Update: Traffic Fatality #36  MVC Involv Bicyclist

Fatality MVC #38 2019

Fatality MVC #38 2019

Critical Single Vehicle Accident

Critical Single Vehicle Accident

Critical Pedestrian Involved MVC

Critical Pedestrian Involved MVC

Fatal MVC #33 of 2019

Fatal MVC #33 of 2019

Fatal MVC #32 of 2019

Fatal MVC #32 of 2019

Fatal MVC #31 of 2019

Fatal MVC #31 of 2019

Serious MVC (Honolulu) FTRA

Serious MVC (Honolulu) FTRA

Fatal MVC #30 of 2019

Fatal MVC #30 of 2019

Serious MVC (Waikiki) FTRA

Serious MVC (Waikiki) FTRA

Critical MVC (Waipio)

Critical MVC (Waipio)

Fatal MVC #29 of 2019

Fatal MVC #29 of 2019

Fatal MVC #28 of 2019

Fatal MVC #28 of 2019

Fatal MVC #27 of 2019

Fatal MVC #27 of 2019

Critical MVC (Kaneohe)

Critical MVC (Kaneohe)

Fatal MVC #26 of 2019

Fatal MVC #26 of 2019

Fatal MVC #25 of 2019

Fatal MVC #25 of 2019

Fatal MVC #24 of 2019

Fatal MVC #24 of 2019

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On Tuesday, August 13, 2019, at about 2:05 a.m., a critical motor vehicle collision involving a moped, occurred on South King Street, just east of Isenberg Street.

A 34 year-old Honolulu female moped rider was traveling eastbound on South King Street, passing the Isenberg Street intersection, when she suddenly lost control of her moped and veered off to the right. The female hit the curb and got ejected from her moped and landed on the sidewalk.

The female was taken to an area hospital in critical condition, but her condition has improved at the hospital and is expected to survive.

At this time, speed does not appear to be a contributing factor, however, it is unknown if alcohol or drugs were involved.

On Sunday, August 11, 2019, just prior to 9:12 p.m., a 45 year-old Honolulu male pedestrian was hit by a vehicle while crossing the roadway on Farrington Highway, west of Nanaikeola Street, in Nanakuli.

While crossing the roadway outside of a marked crosswalk, the pedestrian was hit by a vehicle driven by a 21 year-old Waianae male driver. The male driver initially left the scene without rendering aide for the pedestrian, but he was located by a witness only a short distance away from the scene.

Once located, the witness confronted the driver and asked the driver to return to the scene of the accident. The witness then escorted the driver back to the scene, where the driver was positively identified and taken into a police custody.

The pedestrian was taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

Speed, alcohol, or drugs do not appear to be involved at this time.

The investigation is ongoing.

On August 10, 2019, at about 8:30 P.M., a critical motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian occurred in the area of Komo Mai Drive and Aamanu Street in the Pearl City area.

A 74-year-old male driver was traveling northbound on Komo Mai Drive when he collided with an 87-year-old male pedestrian who was crossing the street from east to west.

The 87-year old male pedestrian was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the collision.

As a result of the collision, the 87-year-old male pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

At this time neither, speed, drugs, or alcohol appear to be contributing factors to this collision.

The investigation is ongoing.

On 8-04-19, at about 9:03 p.m., a critical motor vehicle collision involving a motor vehicle and a bicycle near the intersection of Ulune Street and Aiea Heights Drive in the Aiea area occurred.

A 33-year-old Wahiawa female driver, and a 29-year-old Honolulu male, were traveling westbound on Ulune Street, approaching the Aiea Heights Drive intersection, in their pickup truck, when they collided with a bicyclist. The male bicyclist is yet to be identified.

After the initial investigation at the scene, it appears that the male bicyclist was traveling southbound on Aiea Heights Drive, and entered the right turn lane at the Ulune Street intersection. It appears that the bicyclist made a left turn from the right turn lane instead, prior to colliding with the pickup truck.

As a result of this collision, the bicyclist was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

During the early morning hours on 8-05-2019, the bicyclist succumbed to his injuries and his death pronouncement was made.

Also, the bicyclist was later identified as a 49 year old Aiea man.

The bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

At this time, neither speed, alcohol, or drugs, appear to be contributing factors.

The investigation is ongoing.

On 08-04-19, at about 12:03 a.m., HPD officers were sent to Kalanianaole Highway, approximately 4/10 mile south of Bell Street in Waiamanalo, on a report of an unconscious male seen on the side of the road.

Upon arrival, the responding officers found an unconscious 19 year old male victim with suspicious injuries, who was then transported to an area hospital via ambulance in serious condition.

The male victim's condition was downgraded to critical condition at the hospital.

At this time, the exact circumstances surrounding this incident or the cause of the victim's injuries are unknown. However, a bystander reported hearing a loud "thud", and a red colored pickup truck, possibly a Ford F-150 or an F-250, driving away on Kalanianaole Highway, on 8-03-19, at about 11:30 p.m.

Approximately twenty minutes to thirty minutes later, the unconscious male victim was found on the side of the road.

UPDATE: On 08-06-2019, the Vehicular Homicide Section was notified that the victim in this case succumbed to his injuries and died.

This is the 35th Traffic related fatality this year compared to 34 in 2018.

The investigation is ongoing, and anyone with information about this case is asked to contact the Honolulu Police Department's Traffic Division at (808)723-3413.

On August 2, 2019, at about 10:00 P.M. a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on South Range Road on the Schofield Barracks military installation.

A 23 year old male driver was travelling southbound on South Range Road at a high rate of speed. The driver disregarded a traffic sign regarding the road conditions.

The 23 year old male then traveled over an unimproved dirt road and collided into a large concrete block.

As a result of the collision, the 23 year old male's vehicles burst into flames which in turn engulfed his vehicle.

The 23 year old male was unable to exit the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

At this time speed appears to be a contributing factor. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs were contributing factors to this collision.

This is the 1st NON-TRAFFIC FATALITY of this year.

The investigation is ongoing.

On August 1, 2019, at about 10:55 P.M. there was a critical motor vehicle collision involving a motor vehicle and a bicyclist on Kunia Road near Foote Avenue in the Wahiawa area.

A 17-year-old Waianae female and her passenger, a 16-year-old Waipahu male, were traveling southbound on Kunia Road when for unknown reasons their vehicle lost control and traveled onto the grass shoulder and collided with a wooden utility pole.

The vehicle then came back onto the roadway and collided with an 18-year-old Wahiawa male bicyclist who was traveling southbound on Kunia Road.
 
As a result of the collision, the 18-year-old Wahiawa male bicyclist was ejected onto the roadway.
 
The 18-year-old Wahiawa male bicyclist was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.
 
The 18-year-old Wahiawa male bicyclist was not wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.
 
At this time, neither speed, drugs, or alcohol appear to be contributing factors. 

UPDATE: On 08-06-2019, the Vehicular Homicide Section was notified that the victim involved in this case succumbed to his injuries and died.

This is the 36th Traffic Fatality this year compared to 34 in 2018.
 
The investigation is ongoing.

On July 31, 2019, at approximately 0840 a.m., a motor vehicle was reversing while three persons rode on the top of the trunk area.

The 29 year old male fell off the trunk and was taken to a hospital in critical condition.

On August 3, 2019, the 29 year old male succumbed to his injuries and pronounced dead.

This is the 39th fatality in 2019 compared to 35 at the same time in 2018.

The investigation is on-going

On 07-28-19, just prior to 12:30 a.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred near the intersection of Kaneaki Street and Punanaula Street, in Waianae. This collision involved a single vehicle with a single occupant.

A blue Saturn sports sedan driven by a 19 year old Waianae male, was traveling southbound on Kaneaki Street, when it collided head-on into a construction waste bin that was on the side of the road on Kaneaki Street, just prior to the Punanaula Street intersection. As a result of this collision, the driver of the Saturn sustained severe head injuries, and was transported by an ambulance to an area hospital in critical condition. The driver is still listed in critical condition at the hospital.

While speed appears to be a contributing factor, it is unknown if alcohol and/ or drugs are other contributing factors in this collision.

This investigation is ongoing.

On 07/25/2019, at about 3:30 p.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred at the driveway entrance of 155 Paoakalani Avenue, in Waikiki. The collision involved a single vehicle and a pedestrian.

A white Mercedes MPVH driven by a 49 year old male with a foreign address, entered the driveway parking entrance and struck a male pedestrian who laid along the driveway entrance. The pedestrian, a 38 year old male with a no known address, suffered injuries to his arm and leg and was transported by the Emergency Medical Services to an area hospital in “Serious” condition.

While at the hospital, the pedestrian’s condition worsened to “Critical.”

The operator of the vehicle remained at the scene and did not sustain any injuries.

Speed, Drugs, and Alcohol were not factors for the driver of the vehicle.

Alcohol may have been a factor on part of the pedestrian.

This investigation is ongoing.

On July 18, 2019, at about 2:00p.m., a single vehicle collision involving a moped occurred in the Hawaii Kai area. As a result of this collision, a 60 year old male visiting from Seattle was taken to an area hospital in serious condition. On July 19, 2019, a death pronouncement was made after the Seattle male had succumbed to his injuries at the hospital.

Speed, alcohol, or drugs, do not appear to be the contributing factors of this crash.

The investigation is still on going.

On July 19, 2019, at around 12:51 a.m., a single vehicle collision occurred in the Kahala area. The collision involved a black colored Chevrolet sports sedan. A male who has not yet been identified and listed as a John DOE, was traveling westbound on Waialae Avenue towards the H1 West on-ramp, at a high rate of speed. The vehicle veered off to the left of the roadway and collided head-on into a viaduct pillar.

The unidentified male driver was pronounced dead at the scene.

Speed appears to be a contributing factor in this collision. At this time it is still unknown if alcohol or drugs are also contributing factors.

This is the 32nd traffic fatality of this year compared to 33 in 2018.

The investigation is still on going.

On July 10th, 2019, at about 09:36 A.M. a critical major motor vehicle collision involving a pedestrian occurred on Ala Lilikoi Street in the Moanalua area.

A 90-year-old female pedestrian was traveling westbound on Ala Ilima Street in a marked crosswalk when a vehicle making a left turn from Ala Ilima Street onto Ala Lilikoi Street collided with her.

As a result of the collision, the female pedestrian was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

At this time neither speed, drugs, or alcohol appear to be contributing factors of this collision.

UPDATE:

On 7-10-19/1233 hours, the 90 year-old female succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced dead.

This is the 31 fatality this year compared to 32 in 2018.

The investigation is ongoing.

On June 30, 2019, at about 0334 hours, a 33 year-old Honolulu female pedestrian was crossing the roadway on Kapiolani Boulevard, just east of Kaheka Street. As she crossed Northbound, an unidentified light colored vehicle traveling west on Kapiolani Boulevard struck her. The vehicle fled the scene without rendering aid.

The female pedestrian was taken to a near-by hospital in serious condition.

The vehicle is described as possibly a silver or white colored minivan or an SUV.

It is unknown if speed, alcohol, or drugs are contributing factors in this collision.

If anyone has information regarding this motor vehicle collision, please contact the Honolulu Police Department's Traffic Division at (808)723-3413.

A motor vehicle collision occurred on June 27, 2019 at around 1205 p.m. in the Kaneohe area. The collision involved a GMC pick-up Truck and a single Pedestrian. A 53 year old Kailua woman was crossing Ala Loa Street in the marked crosswalk when she was struck by a GMC pick-up truck that was being driven by a 54 year old male from the Honolulu area. The pickup truck was making a left turn from Kahuhipa Street onto Ala Loa Street.

The woman was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center in Critical Condition. The male driver was not injured.

At this time, speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the collision.

*UPDATE* On June 27, 2019, at about 1745 hours, the Vehicular Homicide Section received a call from the Medical Examiner’s Office that the pedestrian involved in this collision succumbed to her injuries and died.

This is the 30th Traffic Fatality this year compared to 28 during the same time in 2018.

This investigation is ongoing.

On June 26th, 2019, at about 1244 hours, 59 y.o. male pedestrian was standing in the middle of the right, west bound lane of Kapahulu Ave. An unknown white SUV traveling west on Kapahulu Ave. stops and attempts to drive left, around the pedestrian. The SUV clips the pedestrian and the
pedestrian falls to the ground, hitting his head on the pavement. The SUV leaves the scene without rendering aid.

The pedestrian is transported to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition.

If anyone has information regarding this motor vehicle collision, please contact the Honolulu Police Department Traffic Division at 723-3413.

On Friday, June 21, 2019, at about 2:07 p.m., a motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Ka Uka Boulevard and Puahi Street, involving a vehicle and a moped.

A Toyota truck operated by a 31 year old male, was traveling westbound on Ka Uka Boulevard and appeared to have disregard a red light as it entered the intersection with Puahi Street. A moped operated by a 50 year old male, was traveling northbound towards Puahi Street when both vehicles collided within the intersection.

The operator of the Toyota vehicle was not injured and remained at the scene.

The operator of the moped was not wearing a helmet and was transported to an area hospital in critical condition with head injuries. While at the hospital, the condition was upgraded to Serious.

It appeared that speed and alcohol were not contributing factors in this collision.

This investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, June 18, 2019 at about 12:55 pm, a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on the JP Leong Hwy. A 2016 Dodge MPVH being driven by a 28 year old male, was traveling north. A 2004 Chevy pick up truck being driven by a 52 year old male was trailering a Bobcat vehicle and traveling south. The Dodge was seen drifting between the north and south bound lanes. The Chevy pulled to the right shoulder but was still sideswiped by the Dodge. Upon sideswiping the Chevy, the Dodge flipped on to it's roof.

The driver and passenger of the Chevy were uninjured. The driver of the Dodge was pronounced dead at the scene.

This is the 29th traffic related fatality of the year, compared to 28 last year at this time.

It is unknown if speed, alcohol or drugs are factors in this collision.

On June 15, 2019, at about 10:30 P.M. a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on the H-3 Freeway just after the Likelike Offramp in the Kaneohe area.

A 20-year-old Honolulu male and a 23-year-old Honolulu male were pack riding their motorcycles alongside each other while traveling eastbound on the H-3 Freeway. It appears that they were travelling at a high rate of speed when the 20-year-old Honolulu male motorcyclist lost control of his motorcycle and drifted into the lane of the 23-year-old Honolulu male motorcyclist.

The 23-year-old Honolulu male motorcyclist, in turn, drifted out of his lane and onto the shoulder area of the road where he collided with a guardrail then was ejected down a grass embankment.

As a result of the collision, the 23-year-old Honolulu male was taken to an area hospital in critical condition but later succumbed to his injuries.

The 23-year-old Honolulu male was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

At this time, speed appears to be a contributing factor for the collision. Neither drugs or alcohol appear to be contributing factors.

This is the 28th traffic fatality of this year compared to 28 at the same time in 2018.

The investigation is ongoing.

A motor vehicle collision occurred on June 14, 2019 at around 0800 a.m. in the Pearl City area. The collision involved a Honda SUV with one passenger. A 59 year old Honolulu woman was driving in the zipper lane when for an unknown reason she collided with the guardrail. The vehicle continued until finally coming to a stop in the left lane.

It appears that the woman was possible suffering from some type of medical condition. The woman was taken to the Queen's Medical Center West in Critical Condition where she was later pronounced dead.

At this time speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the collision.

On June 12, 2019, at about 2:20 pm, a major motor vehicle collision occurred on the Kahekili Hwy. off ramp, from the Likelike Hwy. A 52 y.o. female driving a 2002 Kenworth tow truck was traveling north on the Kahekili Hwy. off ramp from the Likelike Hwy., when the driver reported the brakes started to fail. The Kenworth tow truck is unable to maintain control and collides with a total of ten vehicles occupying both, north bound lanes of the Kahekili Hwy. off ramp.

An 86 y.o. female passenger of a 2007 Hyundai is transported to Kuakini Hospital in serious condition and later downgraded to good condition. A 31 y.o. male driver of a 2015 Ford Fiesta is transported to Queen's Medical Center in critical condition, where he remains. A 70 y.o. female driver of a 2017 Honda Fit was transported to Kuakini Hospital in serious condition and later downgraded to good condition. A 58 y.o. female driver of a 2017 Jaguar was transported to the Queen's Medical Center in serious condition, where she remains.

The drivers and passengers of the other vehicles are uninjured.

Speed appears to be a factor in this collision.

A motor vehicle collision occurred on June 4, 2019, at around 0445 a.m. in the Kalihi area. The collision involved a Dodge Pickup Truck and one Pedestrian. A 68 year old Honolulu man was crossing Dillingham Blvd. when he was struck by a 61 year old man driving the pickup truck. The male was not in a marked crosswalk at the time.

The Pedestrian was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center in Serious Condition where he later died from his injuries.

At this time speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the collision.

On June 1st, 2019, at about 2:00 A.M. a critical motor vehicle collision occurred on Kamehameha Highway 1 mile south of JP Leong Highway in the Wahiawa area.

A 41-year-old Waialua male was traveling northbound on Kamehameha Highway (Haleiwa bound). For unknown reasons he traveled off of the roadway and collided with a guardrail causing it to rest perpendicular with the roadway.

At this time a 19-year-old Wahiawa male was traveling southbound on Kamehameha Highway (Wahiawa bound) when he came upon the initial collision and subsequently broadsided the first vehicle and the male who was standing just outside.

As a result of the collision, the 41-year-old Waialua male was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

*UPDATE*
On June 1st, 2019, at about 0900 Hours Traffic Division was notified that the 41 year old Male had died of his injuries.

At this time neither speed, drugs, or alcohol appear to be contributing factors of this collision.

The investigation is ongoing.

On May 27, 2019 at around 0620 a.m. a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred in the Ewa Beach area. A 76 year old Ewa Beach woman was standing outside of her Toyota Corolla on Fort Weaver Road after it had stalled. A 34 year-old-male was operating a Toyota SUV and rear ended the stalled vehicle and collided with the female pedestrian.

The 76 year-old-female was taken to The Queen’s Medical Center West in Critical Condition where she later died from her injuries. The man was taken to Pali Momi in Good Condition.

At this time it appears that speed may have been a factor in the collision, while alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the collision.







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