Man charged in hit-and-run death of teenage girl on Kapiolani Boulevard

Glenn Honda | |

HONOLULU, HI – Authorities in Honolulu announced charges against the man arrested in a fatal hit-and-run incident, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports.

The crash occurred Feb. 15 at the intersection of Kapiolani Boulevard and Kamakee Street, where two teenage girls were hit by a pickup truck that went through a red light shortly after 6:40 a.m.  One of the victims, a 16-year-old, was killed while the other was injured.  Both were in a marked crosswalk at the time.

The driver kept going on Kapiolani Boulevard without stopping to help.  The suspect, 46-year-old Mitchel Yoshiji Miyashiro, turned himself in to police the following day.

The Department of the Prosecuting Attorney of Honolulu announced that Miyashiro has now been charged with first-degree negligent homicide along with collisions involving death or serious bodily injury, collisions involving bodily injury, and driving without a license.  Prosecutors said he also had 164 prior traffic citations.  He is being held in lieu of $250,000 bail.

If a loved one recently died due to someone’s negligence, you have legal rights as a surviving family member. When a reckless or an intentional action costs someone their life, the responsible party could owe the family of the victim significant compensation. This will typically be recovered through a wrongful death claim. At Recovery Law Center, our Hawaii wrongful death lawyer can represent your family and seek compensation through a civil lawsuit. Give us a call at (808) 427-3088 or visit our contact page to schedule a free consultation regarding your case.

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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