One of the few guarantees in life is that accidents are going to happen. These days, car accidents are happening more frequently as roadways across Hawaii become increasingly crowded. Any automobile accident is a stressful experience, but when the at-fault driver flees the scene, the experience can quickly turn traumatic.
A recent accident in Honolulu left a woman with injuries and police searching for a driver who fled the scene. The crash happened during the afternoon hours on Whitmore Avenue. Eyewitness reports say a Mercedes sedan was speeding along the roadway and hit a pickup truck from behind. Reportedly, the impact knocked the truck into the adjacent lane, colliding with another vehicle.
According to reports, the driver of the pickup truck was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Police say the driver of the Mercedes fled the scene of the crash. After investigating the crash, police believe there was malicious intent and have classified the incident as attempted murder. Authorities say the driver of the Mercedes is still at-large.
When drivers get behind the wheel, the furthest thing from their mind is being involved in an accident. However, statistics indicate that most drivers will be involved in an accident at some point. As more and more Hawaii residents take to the road, car accidents have become inevitable. Those who have been injured or lost loved ones due to negligence in an accident could benefit by seeking the services of an experienced attorney. Victims may be entitled to damages through a successful civil lawsuit.