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Hilo fatality 02-27-12

Hawaiʻi Police Department
Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Christopher D. Gali
Phone:  961-2332
February 27, 2012
Report No. C12005580

Media Release

A 92-year-old Hilo woman died Monday (February 27) from injuries she sustained in a motor vehicle/pedestrian collision at the Kamana Senior Center located at 127 Kamana Street in Hilo.

The victim was identified as Tamiko Fujio of a Hilo address.

Responding to a 8:48 a.m. call, South Hilo patrol officers determined that the a 59-year-old woman Hilo woman was reversing her vehicle, a 2008 Toyota four-door sedan from the lawn area of the senior center onto the paved driveway when she struck the victim who was walking to her vehicle.

The victim was transported to the Hilo Medical Center by Fire/Rescue personnel where she later died at 11:30 a.m.

Police do not believe that alcohol, drugs or speed were factors in this crash.

The driver of the vehicle was not injured.

Traffic Enforcement Unit officers have initiated a negligent homicide case and have ordered an autopsy to determine the exact cause of death.

Being that this death occurred on private property it is not counted towards the official traffic fatality count.