76-year-old driver killed when vehicle crashes through fence in Hilo

Glenn Honda | |

HILO, HI – The Hawai‘i Police Department responded to the scene of a fatal single-vehicle traffic collision in Hilo on Wednesday morning.

In a news release, police said the incident occurred at the intersection of Kapiolani Street and West Kawili Street shortly before 9 a.m.

A police investigation found that a man driving a 2012 Toyota Highlander was headed east on West Kawili Street and made a left onto Kapiolani Street. The vehicle continued into the right-hand shoulder of Kapiolani Street and went through a chain-link fence, coming to rest within an active construction area. There were no signs of braking and no other vehicles were involved.

The driver, identified as 76-year-old Charles Kanoho of Hilo, was pronounced dead after being taken to the Hilo Medical Center.

The police department’s Area I Traffic Enforcement Unit is investigating the crash and said it appears to have been the result of a medical emergency behind the wheel.  The investigation will continue in an effort to determine additional factors.

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Glenn T. Honda

For over 29 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawaii get the best outcome for their case, whether it’s maximizing their settlement, or balancing costs and risks vs. putting the whole experience behind them. As the founding attorney of the Recovery Law Center, he is passionate about helping his clients with their physical, emotional and financial recovery. Mr. Honda will fight to get you coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property and other costs related to your accident.


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