Waianae pedestrian crash marks first Oahu traffic fatality of 2016

A pedestrian crash in Waianae has resulted in Oahu’s first traffic fatality of 2016.

It happened Wednesday, Jan. 6, at around 1:50 p.m. on Farrington Highway and Puhano Street, near Tamura Super Market.

On Friday, the Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office identified the victim as Francisco Molina, 84, of Waianae.

Police said Molina was hit by a vehicle traveling west. He was hospitalized in critical condition and died the following day.

Speed and alcohol do not appear to be contributing factors in the crash, police said.

The westbound lanes of the highway were shut down until 4:15 p.m.

This was the first traffic fatality of 2016, compared to five at this same time last year.

Farrington Highway and Kaupuni Street
Farrington Highway and Kaupuni Street

It was also the second major pedestrian crash along Farrington Highway in Waianae in less than 24 hours.

On Tuesday, Jan. 5, at approximately 10:50 p.m., a 52-year-old woman was hit near Kaupuni Street.

According to traffic investigators, the woman was walking on the road outside of a marked crosswalk. She was hospitalized in critical condition.

Speed and alcohol did not appear to be factors in that crash, police said.

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