Makapuu crash kills 2 - Hawaii News

Makapuu crash kills 2 - Hawaii News

There are 146 comments on the Honolulu Star-Bulletin story from Oct 19, 2009, titled Makapuu crash kills 2 - Hawaii News. In it, Honolulu Star-Bulletin reports that:

A Waimanalo father of two and his brother died yesterday in a single-car crash in East Oahu that is believed to have been caused by speeding.

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YES WE CANT

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#1 Oct 19, 2009
Horrific loss of life, the young need to slow down. Now a family is devastated
ryansistah

San Antonio, TX

#2 Oct 19, 2009
To the Family my heart felt condolences I am so sorry for your great loss, I grew up in Waiamanalo and know the Family this is too much.
Princess

Makawao, HI

#3 Oct 19, 2009
Waiamanlo has a drug and violence problem. Long standing issues confront that community. Packing more Hawaiian Homes Houses in that area is not helping.

Clustering one group of people in a small area is not good. Diversification....new life styles and opportunities.

Sad for the people of Waiamanlo. They keep killing themselves. Why?
Kehau

Worth, IL

#4 Oct 19, 2009
Beer bottles again left at the crash scene..How intelligent are these people..He was a great dad then he should have been home with his two kids..sorry for being so negative but think about all the innocent people they could have run into.Maybe your family or yourself..aloha
nanakulimama

Honolulu, HI

#5 Oct 19, 2009
Here we go again. Two people, brothers no less, die because of speeding. When are our young ones going to realize that racing on the streets is not the answer. Now a family has to bury not 1 but 2 of their own. Such a senseless tragedy. The worst thing is Benjamin was a dad of 2 and apparently recovering from a diving accident that left him paralyzed. My most heartfelt condolences to their ohana. May these 2 boys rest in peace.
Decline

Honolulu, HI

#6 Oct 19, 2009
Sad indeed. Condolences to the family.

Smart people learn from there mistakes.

Wise people learn from others mistakes.

The Lesson learned here is DO NOT just give the young people a car.

Make them WALK. That's why God gave you two good legs.

Or, make them catch bus.

But make them suffer and have to EARN the car first.

That way you or they are less inclined to want to destroy it through such foolish actions as here.

You not helping your community when you and your brother get killed thru stupidity.

You make us sad.
seariderz

Honolulu, HI

#7 Oct 19, 2009
Ok, BEER BOTTLES? common, Whoever put those there, whether family or not....what in the world are you thinking?

Stupid! idiots. Messages like that are probably the reason why these young men arent here anymore.

Wake up and raise your children better!!!! To look foward to more than drinking and being reckless.

how about responsibility? Honor to the family?

I wonder if they are related to the other Makekau that is serving jail time because of beating the crap out of her children.

Sad to see people die, but bad choices equal bad results.

Think before you put something as STUPID as beer bottles at a crash site.
fed up

Honolulu, HI

#8 Oct 19, 2009
nanakulimama wrote:
Here we go again. Two people, brothers no less, die because of speeding. When are our young ones going to realize that racing on the streets is not the answer. Now a family has to bury not 1 but 2 of their own. Such a senseless tragedy. The worst thing is Benjamin was a dad of 2 and apparently recovering from a diving accident that left him paralyzed. My most heartfelt condolences to their ohana. May these 2 boys rest in peace.
The worst thing is that this family and others wont learn!!!! they will put beer bottles by the site that these young people died. They will all go drinking themselves,[probably with their own keiki who shouldnt be drinking.

And the cycle continues!

thats the stupidity. no lessons learned.
Get a clue

Honolulu, HI

#9 Oct 19, 2009
Who paid for his rehabilitation from jumping off "the wall"?

How much was that?$50K?

Who's paying to fix the fence and building now because I bet they didn't have insurance.

Who's paying for the emergency crew?

It's time people started supporing the State instead of just taking.

Parents... get on your kids. Don't let them run around doing whatever.

It's sad and I feel sorry for those who loved them but this is getting so old already.
alice

Hanalei, HI

#10 Oct 19, 2009
These boys endangered other peoples lives and have caused their parents great suffering. There is simply too much racing going on at late hours and dangerous, aggressive driving during the day. Slow down out there!
WatsGoingOn

Honolulu, HI

#11 Oct 19, 2009
Kehau wrote:
Beer bottles again left at the crash scene..How intelligent are these people..He was a great dad then he should have been home with his two kids..sorry for being so negative but think about all the innocent people they could have run into.Maybe your family or yourself..aloha
Not only was beer left at the crash scene but the fact was neither were old enough to drink!
Kehau

Worth, IL

#12 Oct 19, 2009
WatsGoingOn wrote:
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Not only was beer left at the crash scene but the fact was neither were old enough to drink!
Well witness' said that there was a big commotion going on when all this happened and the emergency crews did not arrive until about 40minutes later..these are the type of Kanaka Maoli??????????that put the others down..probably all drunk and high.WHY MA NA LOLO>ALOHA
alice

Hanalei, HI

#13 Oct 19, 2009
WatsGoingOn wrote:
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Not only was beer left at the crash scene but the fact was neither were old enough to drink!
true and I wish that mokes would stop driving drunk and racing. They endanger lives..not just their own. Shame on these "boys" for what they did to their community and their family. Please do not let chidish, immature boys like this drive anywhere. They cannot handle the responsibility.
tweet

Fort Huachuca, AZ

#14 Oct 19, 2009
Get a clue wrote:
Who paid for his rehabilitation from jumping off "the wall"?
How much was that?$50K?
Who's paying to fix the fence and building now because I bet they didn't have insurance.
Who's paying for the emergency crew?
It's time people started supporing the State instead of just taking.
Parents... get on your kids. Don't let them run around doing whatever.
It's sad and I feel sorry for those who loved them but this is getting so old already.
good questions. if you need to turn to the public to ask for donations for a funeral, then obviously ....
Fosters

Honolulu, HI

#15 Oct 19, 2009
Tragic loss to family. Speed, and more speed - it doesn't and won't change for the young. I saw 10 - 15 modified "race cars" on the side of H-2 going towards town this past Saturday night (12:30 am). Young kids milling around like it was a car show. You know they were making arrangements to go some where and race. Where's the cops? the parents? The sad thing is when mean crashes happen - innocent people are killed too.
Mililani Commuter

United States

#16 Oct 19, 2009
So many roadside memorials and so little learned from it. Nothing will change because unless something clicks in the heads of people, we will continue to read about these deaths until we become desensitized to each tragedy. Pass all the laws you want, but it will not make a difference. Participate in all the rallies you want but people who participate are not the ones who will speed and drink while driving. Unfortunately, some of these idiots will take innocent people with them and that's the real tragedy.
Some people just don't get it!
Darwin at work

Wailuku, HI

#17 Oct 19, 2009
Tragic. However, as someone who's been almost run off the road by racers speeding and crossing the center line on a curve, I have little sympathy. If you engage in risky behavior, you need to accept the potential consequences. Be thankful that innocent bystanders weren't killed by these reckless and irresponsible drivers. The parents should pay for the property damages.
Princess Diana

San Diego, CA

#18 Oct 19, 2009
I don't see any problems with reckless driving and slappin' down a half liter of Bombay Saphire.
whoever

Honolulu, HI

#19 Oct 19, 2009
"A small memorial with flowers, messages to the brothers and beer bottles was left near the crash site."

"The family is setting up a fund to raise money for funeral expenses."

Try ask the Heineken company to sponsor the event.

This is disgusting behavior.
FEDUP

United States

#20 Oct 19, 2009
Another accident on the record books and statistic. This is what happens when irresposible drivers drives dont think about their actions.

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