Pedestrian dies from injuries in Wahiawa accident

The Honolulu medical examiner’s office has identified an 81-year-old pedestrian who died Sunday after a crash in Wahiawa.

His name was Jose Malapit of Wahiawa. The office said he died of multiple blunt force injuries.

The call came in at 1:24 p.m. of a vehicle crashing into the Payless Shoe Store on 935 California Avenue.

A 2006 Nissan going eastbound and driven by a 24-year-old male from Wahiawa veered off the roadway and collided into a 2002 Toyota driven by a 34-year-old male from Mililani who was exiting a California Ave. business. The Nissan spun sideways, hit a traffic sign, and then hit Malapit, who was on the sidewalk.

Malapit was taken to Queen’s Medical Center in serious condition. He later died at 4:30 p.m. due to head and internal injuries.

The motorists suffered no injuries.

The pedestrian death marks the 15th traffic fatality on Oahu this year, compared to 20 at the same time last year.

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