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Seventeen-year-old Florelyn Ramos was crossing a narrow rural bridge that had no streetlights and no place for pedestrians to walk apart from traffic when she was struck by a speeding truck on Kaukonahua Road on a January night in 2004.

GREGORY YAMAMOTO | The Honolulu Advertiser



Ron Lockwood, chairman of the McCully/Mo'ili'ili Neighborhood Board, stands near the pedestrian crosswalk at King and Hau'oli streets where Gwyne Isa was critically injured in November 2007. The city plans to install a pedestrian-activated signal at the nearby crosswalk that fronts Times Supermarket by the end of the year.

CHRISTINA FAILMA | The Honolulu Advertiser



Donnalynn Brzezowski, above, lost her husband, Paul, and 7-year-old son Matthew (insets), in June 2003 when they were struck by a van, below, in a Nanakuli crosswalk on Farrington Highway. The beachside streetlights installed nine months earlier were not working that night.

ADVERTISER LIBRARY PHOTO | 2003



Seventeen-year-old Florelyn Ramos was crossing a narrow rural bridge that had no streetlights and no place for pedestrians to walk apart from traffic when she was struck by a speeding truck on Kaukonahua Road on a January night in 2004.

GREGORY YAMAMOTO | The Honolulu Advertiser

"It makes you feel really angry with the whole system and helpless to get it fixed. What you feel like is that people don't care."
Sue Kanour | Mother of Angela Niemi, who was hit by a truck as she crossed the seven-lane intersection by Kapolei High School







 
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