Drive with caution! 1917–Today.

A GIRL OF FIVE YEARS OLD DIED FROM BEING HIT BY AN AUTOMOBILE.

On the morning of this past Wednesday, a girl of five years old, by the name of Leimomi Kekaha, who lived on Auld Lane in Kapalama, was hit on King Street near Desha Lane.

The one to whom belonged the car which hit [the girl] is Charles Hubert, the person who owns an automobile stand in Iwilei.

Right after the girl was hit, she was taken to the emergency hospital [haukapila o na poe ulia], but she died soon after because of a skull fracture.

After this collision with the girl, Car Licensing Inspector Bob Lillis and another officer went to inspect the area where the collision occurred. At the same time, the brake [peleki] of the car of Chas. Huber was looked at, and it was observed that the car skidded 37 feet and 8 inches before the car stopped, and from the computation of the police department, it is understood that the Huber’s car was going about 30 miles per hour whereas the speed limit for driving within the city limits is no more than 15 miles per hour.

Huber was arrested for manslaughter.

[Drive with caution. You basically are driving a lethal weapon.]

(Aloha Aina, 12/14/1917, p. 1)

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Ke Aloha Aina, Buke XXII, Helu 50, Aoao 1. Dekemaba 14, 1917.

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