Pedestrian killed in Hotel Street bus accident identified


The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s office has identified the pedestrian who was killed by a city bus on Saint Patrick’s Day.

Robert Condry, 56, of Honolulu, died from cranial cerebral injuries sustained in the crash, the medical examiner said. His manner of death was ruled an accident.

Police got the call at 7:34 p.m. from downtown Honolulu.

“People were waiting at this particular bus stop on Hotel Street, and as the bus was approaching, they observed this male who was standing further back from them, standing near the curbside, and as they were getting ready to board the bus, as the bus was still on the approach, they thought what they heard was a sneeze, so when they saw the male, they saw him bent over as if he were sneezing, and the next thing they knew, they saw him fall into the path of the bus,” said Lt. Baron Lee, Honolulu Police Department.

Police said speed does not appear to be a factor “because it was coming to a stop for the bus stop,” Lee said.

The road was shut down between Nuuanu Avenue and Bethel Street as police investigated the scene.

Hotel Street is normally closed to vehicular traffic, and only used by buses and emergency vehicles.

This is the eighth traffic fatality of 2016 compare to 11 at this time last year.

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