Woman arrested in hit-and-run that killed pedestrian on Honoapiilani Highway

Glenn Honda | |

LAHAINA, HI – Maui police announced an arrest in the case of a fatal hit-and-run incident that occurred Friday evening on Honoapiilani Highway, Hawaii News Now reported.

The victim was identified as 39-year-old Victoria Grimaldi of Lahaina.  Investigators said she was trying to retrieve a chicken carcass from the roadway and was walking back to the southbound Makai shoulder at about 7:18 p.m. when she was hit by a car going northeast.  Grimaldi died after being taken to the Maui Memorial Medical Center.

The driver involved left the scene of the crash without stopping to help, police said.  The alleged driver, identified as 34-year-old Ashley Nienaber of Lahaina, was located about an hour later and was arrested for collision involving death or serious bodily injury.  She was released pending further investigation.

Have you or a loved one been the victim of a pedestrian accident due to a driver’s misconduct? If so, you may be entitled to financial compensation.  An experienced Hawaii pedestrian accident attorney at the Recovery Law Center will fight diligently to obtain the full amount of the money you deserve. To schedule a free consultation regarding your case, call us at (808) 427-3088 or complete our contact form.

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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