Dec. 31—Traffic-related fatalities in Hawaii surpassed those of last year, but were not as high as in 2019, according to preliminary statistics from the state Department of Transportation.
Statewide, there were 92 traffic-related fatalities from the start of the year up to Wednesday—eight more than the same time period last year. The number does not include statistics from today.
To date, there have been nearly double the number of motorcycle-related fatalities and a few more pedestrian fatalities this year compared to last year.
Of the 92 fatalities from Jan. 1 to Wednesday, 31 involved motorcycles and scooters, 31 involved motor vehicle occupants, 25 involved pedestrians, four involved bicyclists, and one involved an ATV operator.
On Oahu, numerous traffic-related fatalities happened this month, including several that involved collisions between vehicles and motorcycles, mopeds and scooters.
There were also recent solo fatalities involving an electric bicycle and an electric unicycle.