Monday, July 9, 2007

Pedestrian Deaths Personalized

The Advertiser's new online database is worth checking out. One that caught my eye, due to the potential veto of the pedestrian safety bill, is the list of pedestrian deaths for 2006 and 2007. Compiled by Rod Ohira, the running log is 47 pedestrian deaths statewide and counting. What is stunning, however, is to see the names, the locations of the accidents, and the age of each victim. Not all are elderly, such as 16-year-old Orem Kauvaka from Hau'ula or 19-year-old Erwin Lauronal from Kona. To see it in this format personalizes the issue.

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