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


Traffic Fatality # 19 of 2019

Traffic Fatality # 19 of 2019

Traffic Fatality # 18 of 2019

Traffic Fatality # 18 of 2019

Traffic Fataltiy # 17

Traffic Fataltiy # 17

Kaukonahua Rd.

Kaukonahua Rd.

Traffic Fatality # 15 of 2019

Traffic Fatality # 15 of 2019

Traffic Fatality #14

Traffic Fatality #14

Critical MVC Involving a Single Vehicle

Critical MVC Involving a Single Vehicle

Critical MVC Involving a Vehicle and a Moped

Critical MVC Involving a Vehicle and a Moped

Major MVC involving a bicyclist

Major MVC involving a bicyclist

Traffic Fatality #13

Traffic Fatality #13

Traffic Fatality #12

Traffic Fatality #12

Traffic fatality 11

Traffic fatality 11

Traffic Fatality # 10 of 2019

Traffic Fatality # 10 of 2019

Traffic Fatality #9

Traffic Fatality #9

Traffic Fatality #6, #7 and #8

Traffic Fatality #6, #7 and #8

Traffic Fatality #4 2019

Traffic Fatality #4 2019

Traffic Fatality #5 2019

Traffic Fatality #5 2019

Traffic Fatality #3 2019

Traffic Fatality #3 2019

Critical Motor Vehicle Collision in Ewa Beach

Critical Motor Vehicle Collision in Ewa Beach

Traffic Fatality #2 2019

Traffic Fatality #2 2019

Critical Motor Vehicle Collision in Kahuku

Critical Motor Vehicle Collision in Kahuku

Pedestrian fatality

Pedestrian fatality

Collision involving a Motorcyclist in Waimanalo

Collision involving a Motorcyclist in Waimanalo

28th Pedestrain Fatality

28th Pedestrain Fatality

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On April 20, 2019, at about 11:20 P.M. a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on Young Street 162' west of Elsie Lane in the Honolulu Area.

A 49 year-old Honolulu male was traveling eastbound on Young Street at a low rate of speed as if he were about to stop when his vehicle then collided with the curb on the passenger side of the vehicle.

Suddenly the 49 year-old Honolulu male then veered into the westbound lane of traffic and collided head-on with a vehicle that was parked and unoccupied.

As a result of the collision, the 49 year-old Honolulu male was taken to an area hospital in critical condition and was later pronounced dead.

No other parties were injured as a result of this collision.

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

This is the 19th traffic fatality of this year compared to 18 at the same time in 2018

The investigation is ongoing.

On April 5, 2019, at about 01:45 A.M. a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Pensacola Street and S. King Street in the Honolulu Area.

A driver who has yet to be identified was traveling southbound on Pensacola Street at a high rate of speed. The yet to be identified driver disregarded a red traffic signal and traveled into the intersection of Pensacola Street and S. King Street where their vehicle was broadsided by a vehicle being operated by a 60-year-old Honolulu male who was traveling eastbound on S. King Street.

As a result of the collision, it appears that the yet to be identified drivers vehicles burst into flames which in turn engulfed both vehicles.

A good samaritan was able to help the 60 year-old Honolulu male out of his vehicle.

The yet to be identified driver was unable to exit the vehicle and was pronounced dead at the scene.

The 60-year-old Honolulu male was taken to an area hospital in good condition.

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 18th traffic fatality of this year compared to 16 at the same time in 2018

The investigation is ongoing.

On Thursday, 4-4-19 at about 4:39 pm, a critical motor vehicle collision occurred on Wikao St., involving a single motorcyclist.

A Kawasaki motorcycle was being operated by a 22 year old male. The motorcyclist was traveling west on Wikao St. at a high rate of speed. The motorcyclist loses control and hits the curb. The motorcyclist is ejected and strikes a tree. The motorcyclist is transported in critical condition to Wahiawa General Hospital, were he is pronounced dead.

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

Speed is a factor in this collision. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol are contributing factors.

This is the 17th traffic related fatality of the year, compared to 15 last year at the same time.

On Sunday, 3-31-19, at about 1247 hours, a critical motor vehicle collision occurred on Kaukonahua Rd., northbound at the S-turns, involving two motorcyclists.

A Yamaha being operated by a 26 year old male and a Suzuki being operated by a 23 year old male, were riding in a pack of four riders. Upon entering the S-turns the Yamaha loses control and collides with the guardrail. It's operator is ejected and hits a signpost before landing in the bushes. The Suzuki also loses control and collides with the same guardrail and falls onto the roadway. The Yamaha operator is transported in extremely critical condition to the Queen's Medical Center were he later is pronounced dead. The Suzuki operator is transported in serious condition to Wahiawa General, where he remains.

It is unclear if either motorcyclist was wearing a helmet at the time of the collision.

Alcohol does not appear to be a factor, but speed may be a contributing factor in this collision.

This is the 16th traffic related fatality of the year, compared to 15 last year at the same time.

On March 30, 2019, at about 1:10 A.M. a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Likelike Highway and Kahekili Highway in the Kaneohe Area.

A 29-year-old Kaneohe male and his passenger a 24-year-old Kaneohe female were traveling northbound on Kahekili Highway at a high rate of speed. The 29-year-old Kaneohe male disregarded a red traffic signal and traveled into the intersection of Likelike Highway and Kahekili Highway where he broadsided a vehicle being operated by a 27-year-old Mililani male who was traveling westbound on Likelike Highway.

As a result of the collision, the 27-year-old Mililani males vehicle was then overturned before coming to final rest.

The 27-year-old Mililani male was taken to an area hospital in critical condition where he was later pronounced dead.

The 24-year-old Kaneohe female sustained minor injuries and refused medical treatment at the scene of the collision.

The 29-year-old Kaneohe male was arrested for Negligent Homicide in the 1st degree , OVUII, and Criminal Contempt.

At this time speed and alcohol, both appear to be contributing factors of this collision.

This is the 15th traffic fatality of this year compared to 15 at the same time in 2018

The investigation is ongoing.

On Thursday, 03/21/2019, at about 8:25 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred on the Moanalua Freeway and the Ahua Street Overpass, involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian.

A Jeep SUV operated by a 65 year old male, was traveling West on the Moanalua Freeway, near the Ahua Street Overpass, when it struck a female pedestrian who ran across the roadway.

The operator of the Jeep SUV was not injured and remained at the scene.

The female pedestrian (possibly 20-30 years old), was transported to an area hospital in Critical Condition where she succumbed to her injuries and died.

Speed and Alcohol were not contributing factors in this collision.

This is the 14th Traffic Fatality this year, compared to 14 during the same time last year.

This investigation is on-going.

A Motor Vehicle Collision occurred in the Pearl City area, involving a Single Vehicle with a Single Occupant.

On Wednesday, 03/20/2019, at about 1:20 p.m., a 91 year old female operating a Toyota sedan, was traveling East on Farrington Highway, prior to Waiawa Road. For unknown reasons, the vehicle veered off the road, continued up an embankment, and struck the side of the Westbound Off-ramp of the H-1 Freeway. The vehicle then struck a metal guardrail before it overturned and came to final rest.

The female operator was a lone occupant and was transported to an area hospital in Critical condition with possible head injuries.

While at the hospital, the condition of the operator improved to “Serious” Condition.

Speed and alcohol does not appear to be contributing factors.

This investigation is on-going.

On Tuesday, March 19, 2019, at about 1920 hours, a motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Lusitana Street and Auwaiolimu Street, involving a vehicle and a moped.

A Toyota vehicle operated by a 60 year old male, was traveling West on Lusitana Street and negotiated a left turn onto Auwaiolimu Street. A Moped operated by a 29 year old female, was traveling East on Lusitana Street when both vehicles collided within the intersection.

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

The female operator was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from her moped upon impact. The female was transported to an area hospital in critical condition with injuries to her head and legs.

It is unknown if speed was a factor on part of the Toyota vehicle. Speed may be a possible factor on part of the moped. Alcohol is not a contributing factor in the collision.

This investigation is on-going.

On Friday, 03-15-19, at about 7:19 p.m., a Major Motor Vehicle Collision occurred in the Honolulu area, involving a single vehicle and a bicyclist.

A bicyclist been operated by a 39 year old male traveling North on Ward Avenue crossed the center line to enter the left turn lane prior to Kapiolani Boulevard. A Toyota truck been operated by a 32 year old male was traveling in the same direction also crossed the center line to enter the left turn lane, at which time, he struck the bicyclist.

The operator of the bicycle was not wearing a helmet and was transported to an area hospital in critical condition with possible head injuries. The bicyclist was later upgraded to serious condition. The operator of the truck was not injured.

Speed and alcohol does not appear to be contributing factors to both operators.

This investigation is on-going.

On Sunday, February 24, 2019, at about 12:25 am, a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred on H1 East, near the Kamehameha Highway Overpass.

A 39-year-old Waipahu male and his 21-year-old Waipahu male front seat passenger were traveling on H1 Eastbound.

The 39-year-old male suddenly lost control of the vehicle, where the vehicle collided with the guardrail more than once, and went up an embankment thereafter and collided with a tree located next to the right shoulder lane of the freeway.

As a result of the collision, the 39-year-old male driver was taken to an area hospital in critical condition where he was pronounced dead.

The 21-year-old male passenger sustained minor injuries and refused further treatment at the scene.

At this time, alcohol appear to be a contributing factor of this collision.

This is the 13th traffic fatality of this year compared to 9 at the same time in 2019.

The investigation is ongoing.

On Friday, February 22, 2019, at about 8:55 pm, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred in the area of Lanikuhana Ave. and Kuahelani Ave. This collision involved a 31/M operating a 2014 Yamaha motorcycle. The motorcycle was traveling west on Lanikuhana Ave., when it lost control and climbed the curb. The motorcycle operator was ejected and struck an overhead street light pole. The motorcycle operator was pronounced dead at the scene. This is the 12th traffic related fatality compared to 9 last year at this time.

This collision occurred during night time hours in clear weather.

Speed and alcohol may be factors in this collision.

On Thursday, February 21, 2019, Unit 1, a waipahu man(motorcycle)traveling west bound on the H1 Freeway rear ended unit2 (Vehicle). Unit 1 was pronounced dead at the scene. It appears that speed was a factor. It is unknown if alcohol or drugs are factors at this time. This is the 11th fatality compared to 9 at this time last year.

On February 16, 2019, at about 145 A.M. a fatal motor vehicle collision occurred at the intersection of Liliha Street and N. Vineyard Boulevard in the Honolulu Area.

A 20-year-old Honolulu male and his passengers (3) 18-year-old Honolulu males were traveling northbound on Liliha Street at a high rate of speed.

The 20-year-old Honolulu male disregarded a red traffic signal and traveled into the intersection of Liliha Street and N. Vineyard Boulevard where he broadsided a vehicle being operated by a female who has yet to be identified and her passenger a 31-year-old Waipahu male who was traveling eastbound on N. Vineyard Boulevard.

As a result of the collision the female operator was ejected from the vehicle and pronounced dead at the scene.

The passengers in both vehicles were all taken to an area hospital in serious condition.

The 20-year-old Honolulu male was arrested for Negligent Homicide in the 1st degree and OVUII.

At this time speed and alcohol, both appear to be contributing factors of this collision.

This is the 10th traffic fatality of this year compared to 8 at the same time in 2018

The investigation is ongoing.

On Friday, February 8, 2019, at about 1315 hours, a motor vehicle collision was discovered in the area of the Mililani Technology Park Off Ramp and Leilehua Golf Course Road, in Mililani. The collision involved a single vehicle and single occupant.

A Toyota sedan driven by a 26 year old male was traveling on the Mililani Technology Park Off Ramp, when it veered off the roadway and landed in an unimproved forest area off of the Leilehua Golf Course Road. The male operator was pronounced dead at the scene. Speed may be a contributing factor. It is unknown if alcohol was a factor.

This is the 9th traffic fatality this year compared to 6 during the same time last year.
This investigation is ongoing.

On 1-28-19, at about 1810 hours, a Ford F150, being driven by a 27 y.o. male, was traveling west on Ala Moana Blvd., at a high rate of speed and weaving in and out of traffic. As the F150 approached the intersection of Ala Moana Blvd. and Kamakee St., it suddenly veered from the left most lane, across three lanes to the right. The F150 then drove over a concrete Traffic Island, striking six pedestrians and a traffic signal pole. The F150 continued west, across Kamakee St. were it finally collided with another Ford F150, stopped at the light, waiting to make a left turn on to Ala Moana Blvd.

Three of the pedestrians were pronounce dead at the scene. The three other pedestrians were transported to nearby hospitals in good, serious and critical condition. The driver of first F150 was transported to Straub in serious condition and the driver of second F150 was transported to Queen's Medical Center in critical condition.

Speed and alcohol may be factors in this collision.

These are the 6th, 7th and 8th traffic related fatalities of the year, compared to 5 last year at the same time.

*****UPDATE*****



The suspect in this case has been arrested and charged with three counts of Manslaughter, with $1,000,000 bail.

A motor vehicle collision occurred on January 20, 2019 at around 0440 a.m. on the H2 North Freeway prior to the Ka Uka Off. A 58 year old male was driving on the H2 Freeway when he struck a male pedestrian. The male Pedestrian was in the roadway and not in a crosswalk when he was struck. The pedestrian was taken to The Queen's Medical Center in Critical condition where he later died. At this time, speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the collision.

A motor vehicle collision occurred on January 20, 2019 at around 1120 a.m. on Kalanianaole Hwy. westbound just prior to Niuiki Circle. A 47 year old male was driving on Kalanianaole Hwy. in the westbound direction when he collided with a second vehicle. The second vehicle then collided into a third vehicle and the third vehicle collided into a fourth vehicle. The male driver of the first vehicle was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in Serious condition while the driver of the second vehicle was taken to The Queen's Medical Center in Critical condition where he later died. All parties in the third and fourth vehicle suffered minor injuries and were treated on scene. At this time speed may have been a factor, while alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the collision.

On Friday, January 18, 2019, at approximately 6:38 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collison occurred involving 2 pedestrians. The collision occurred at the intersection of Farrington Highway and Linakola Street, in Ma’ili.

A Pontiac sedan driven by a 72 year old male was traveling west on Farrington Highway when he struck 2 pedestrians who were in a marked crosswalk. The impact caused a 29 year old male pedestrian to land on the eastbound lane where he was subsequently struck by a Chevrolet MPVH driven by a 48 year old male.

The male pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in critical condition where he later died. The 19 year old female pedestrian was also taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

Both drivers of the vehicles remained at the scene.

Speed may have been a factor for the sedan. Alcohol was not.
Speed and alcohol were not factors for the operator of the MPVH.

This is the 3rd Traffic Fatality in 2019 compared to 5 during the same time in 2018.

This investigation is on-going.

A motor vehicle collision occurred on January 12, 2019 at around 0728 a.m. fronting 91-1012 Apaa St. A 56 year old male was arriving home when he struck a 93 year old female with his vehicle. The female Pedestrian was in the roadway and not in a crosswalk when she was struck. The pedestrian was taken to The Queen's Medical Center in Critical condition. At this time, speed, alcohol, and drugs do not appear to be factors in the collision.

On Sunday, January 6, 2019, at approximately 9:22 p.m., a single Motor Vehicle Collison occurred on Kamehameha Highway near Marconi Road, in Kahuku.
The 38 year old male operator of a Nissan truck was transported to an area hospital in critical condition.

On Wednesday, January 9, 2019, the Vehicular Homicide Section received a call from the Medical Examiner’s office and was informed the male succumbed to his injuries and pronounced dead.

This is the 2nd traffic fatality in 2019 compared to 4 at the same time in 2018.

This investigation is on-going.

On 1-6-2019 at about 930 p.m. there was a critical Motor Vehicle Collision on Kamehameha Highway 1/2 mile south of Marconi Road in the Kahuku Area.

A 38-year-old male was traveling northbound on Kamehameha Highway at a high rate of speed when for unknown reasons he lost control and traveled into the southbound lane of Kamehameha Highway and then up a grass embankment. The vehicle then rolled back onto the roadway and went back into the northbound lane and then into the grass shoulder and collided with a tree where the vehicle came to final rest. As a result of the collision with the tree the 38-year-old male was ejected from the vehicle.

The 38-year-old male was taken to an area hospital in critical condition.

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

The investigation is ongoing.

On Monday, January 7, 2019, at about 6:45 pm, a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred in the area of 6770 Hawaii Kai Dr. This collision involved a 24/M driving, a 2013 Jaguar sedan and an 86/M pedestrian. The Jaguar was traveling north on Hawaii Kai Dr. when it struck the pedestrian crossing eastbound, outside of a marked crosswalk. The pedestrian was transported in critical condition to the Queen’s Medical Center, when he later died. This is the 1st traffic related fatality of the year, compared to 3 last year at this time.

This collision occurred during night time hours in clear weather.

Speed, alcohol and or drugs do not appear to be a factor in this collision.

On Saturday, 01/05/2019, at approximately 4:05 p.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred involving 2 motor vehicles and a motorcycle. This collision occurred on Kalanianaole Highway and Humuniki Street, in Waimanalo.

A 60 year old male operator of a black Harley Davidson was traveling northbound on Kalanianaole Highway when he attempted to avoid a silver Toyota SUV in front of him. The motorcyclist clipped the Toyota vehicle and veered into the on-coming lane in which it was struck by a red Honda SUV.

The Toyota vehicle was operated by a 55 year old female, having 2 minor children. All occupants of the Toyota were not injured.

The Honda vehicle was operated by a 29 year old female, having an adult male passenger was also not injured.

The motorcyclist was transported to an area hospital in critical condition with head injuries. He was not wearing a helmet.

Speed, alcohol, and drugs were not factors for the operators of the Toyota and Honda vehicles who remained at the scene.

Speed was also not a factor for the motorcyclist. It is unknown if drugs or alcohol were factors.

This investigation is on-going.

On Friday, 12/21/2018, at about 6:10 a.m., a Motor Vehicle Collision occurred at Kamehameha Highway and Rodgers Boulevard, involving a single vehicle and a pedestrian.

A Hyundai sedan being operated by a 29 year old male was traveling on Rodgers Boulevard when he struck a 70 year old male pedestrian who was in a marked crosswalk on Kamehameha Highway.

The pedestrian was transported to an area hospital in serious condition with injuries to his body. The driver of the vehicle remained at the scene and was not injured.

On 12/27/2018, The Vehicular Homicide Section was notified by the medical examiner’s officer that the pedestrian succumbed to his injuries and died.

Alcohol was not a factor in this collision. It is unknown if speed was a factor.

This is the 63rd traffic fatality in 2018 compared to 47 during the same time last year.

So far this year there was 28 pedestrian fatality on Oahu roadways.

This investigation is on-going.







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