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BRIEF: Elderly Woman Killed by Vehicle at Senior Center

Posted February 27, 2012, 03:44 PM HST Updated February 28, 2012, 08:34 AM HST
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Kamana Senior Center: Photo Courtesy: County of Hawaii

A 92-year-old Hilo resident has died from injuries suffered when a vehicle hit her while reversing on the Kamana Senior Center property.

Authorities responded to a call at 8:48 a.m. at the facility, which is located at 127 Kamana Street in Hilo. Police learned that Tamiko Fujio was hit while walking to her vehicle by a 59-year-old Hilo woman who was reversing her 2008 Toyota sedan from the lawn area of the facility. Fujio died several hours later at the Hilo Medical Center.

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The driver of the vehicle that struck Fujio was not injured, and police do not believe that alcohol, speed, or drugs played a part in the accident. A negligent homicide case has been opened by the Traffic Enforcement Unit, and an autopsy has been ordered to determine the exact cause of death.

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