KANEOHE (KHON2) — A vehicle collided into a moped early Friday morning on November 8, and left a woman in critical condition with injuries to her head.
She was later pronounced dead.
The medical examiner has identified her as 53-year-old Laura Silva of Kaneohe.
According to the Honolulu Police Department, a Porsche vehicle was traveling southbound on Kamehameha Highway and made a left turn into Kaneohe Bay Shopping Center against the red signal.
Silva was riding a moped when both vehicles collided at the intersection.
Police say that the woman was not wearing a helmet and was thrown from her moped upon impact, suffering head injuries.
Speed and alcohol were not factors in the crash, according to police officials.
“I got a phone call and (they) told me your mom got hit,” said the victim’s daughter Alexandra Silva.
The family believes 53-year-old Laura Silva was on her way to work at Windward Mall and she usually rides her moped.
“They took away a mother, a daughter, a sister, a grandma, my best friend,” said Alexandra.
Silva’s daughter tells us her mother was the rock of their family. She was a mother of four with nine grandchildren and she worked hard to provide for them.
“We are all just heartbroken from this sudden death and it’s just hard trying to think how life is going to be without her because she was the one person that I could count on,” she said. “I think everybody just needs to be careful when they’re driving, especially early morning and late at night.”
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