Car Accidents: Fatal Crashes Can Happen at Any Time
Those who live in Hawaii or have recently visited here know that roads are becoming crowded and more dangerous. Car accidents are commonplace on the largest and most populated island of Hawaii. However, crashes are also happening more frequently on the other islands, as more people across the state gain access to automobiles. Just recently on the island of Maui, three fatal accidents were reported in the span of a week.
The first accident happened in Kahului. According to police, a man was attempting to cross an intersection in a marked crosswalk while riding an electric personal mobility device. Reports said the man was killed when he was suddenly struck by a flatbed tow truck that was making a right turn at the intersection.
Another crash in Kahului claimed the life of a high school student. The 16-year-old girl was a passenger in a pickup truck, police said. According to reports, the truck failed to negotiate a turn in the road and struck a utility pole. The third fatal accident involved a motorcyclist. Accident reports said the 56-year-old motorcyclist was killed when he collided with a metal sign post at an intersection on Haleakala Highway.
Understandably, fatal accidents such as these are extremely tough for families to endure. When loved ones are killed in car accidents due to no fault of their own, the experience can be even more traumatic. Those in Hawaii who have suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one in an accident could benefit from discussions with a legal representative. If negligence is documented, a successful claim could provide financial relief to help grieving families with mounting expenses.