Hilo fatality (update) 11-13-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Christopher D. Gali
Phone: 961-2332
Report No. C12018532

 

Media Release (update)

Big Island police are renewing their request for witnesses to a motor vehicle/motorcycle crash on July 13 or anyone who saw either vehicle before the crash at the intersection of Kinoʻole Street and Mohouli Street.

Responding to a 10:05 p.m. call on July 13, South Hilo patrol officers determined that 55-year-old Earl M. Arakaki of Hilo had been operating a 2007 Honda motorcycle and traveling north on Kinoʻole Street when a 67-year-old woman from Kailua-Kona operating a 2003 Honda four-door sedan and traveling south on Kinoʻole Street failed to yield the right of way and made a left turn in front of him.

Fire Department rescue personnel took Arakaki to Hilo Medical Center, where he remained confined until his death on August 26.

The driver of the other vehicle was not injured.

Police ask that anyone who observed either driver before or during the crash call Officer Tuckloy Aurello at 961-8119.


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