Mountain View man, 66, struck and killed by pickup truck on Ohuohu Street

Glenn Honda | |

HILO, HI – A pedestrian died after being struck by a pickup truck in Hilo last week, according to the Hawaii Police Department.

Investigators said the victim was crossing Ohuohu Street between Makaala Street and Puainako Street when the accident occurred Thursday afternoon shortly before 4:30 p.m.

The pedestrian was struck by a 2018 Dodge pickup truck going south on Ohuohu Street.  He was pronounced dead after being taken to the Hilo Medical Center.  The man was identified as 66-year-old Wayne Metz of Mountain View.  The pickup truck driver, a 70-year-old Hilo man, was not injured.

The East Hawaii Traffic Enforcement Unit responded to the scene and began a negligent homicide investigation.  Investigators said Metz was not in a marked crosswalk at the time of the crash and said they do not believe speed was a contributing factor.

If you have been injured in a pedestrian accident due to a driver’s negligence, turn to the Recovery Law Firm to protect your legal rights. Our experienced Hawaii pedestrian accident lawyers will fight hard on your behalf for the maximum amount of compensation for your expenses. To schedule a free consultation where we can review the details of your case, call us at (808) 427-3088 or contact us online.

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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