Accidents can happen in the blink of an eye. The biggest question regarding accidents is not if they will happen, but when. Sure, precautions can be taken to reduce the likelihood of accidents occurring, but most accidents are completely unpredictable and thus unavoidable. When it comes to car accidents, the consequences can be life-altering and, in some cases, life-ending. Car accidents in Hawaii are stressful events, but the stress can substantially magnified when the at-fault drivers flees the scene.
Police have reportedly made an arrest in connection with a hit-and-run accident that resulted in the death of a woman. The accident happened during the evening hours on Maui. According to reports, a motorcycle traveling southbound hit a rock in the road, causing the motorcycle’s passenger to fall off.
Reports say a vehicle then collided with the victim and fled the scene, failing to stop and render aid. The motorcycle passenger was pronounced dead at the scene, authorities said. The driver of the motorcycle was not injured. Reportedly, the driver who fled turned herself in after police seized the vehicle. She was arrested and faces very serious charges.
Every day across Hawaii, roads are becoming more crowded and more dangerous. Drivers should always remain focused and alert behind the wheel. Those who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones in car accidents may want to consider discussions with an experienced lawyer. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in substantial compensation to help victims and families recoup any financial losses that may have occurred due to such an unfortunate experience.