In Hawaii, motorcycles are an increasingly popular form of personal transportation. Not only are motorcycles economical and convenient, but the great weather in Hawaii makes traveling by motorcycle very enjoyable. However, motorcyclists are notoriously less safe than regular passenger vehicles. Statistically, motorcycle accidents are 35 times more likely to result in fatalities than accidents involving only passenger cars or trucks.
A recent crash involving a moped and another vehicle left a man with critical injuries. The accident happened on Kamehameha Highway in Honolulu during the overnight hours. Police reports say a moped driver was traveling northbound on the highway when he was suddenly struck from the rear by a vehicle traveling the same direction.
The driver of the moped was critically injured in the crash and rushed to a local hospital, authorities said. According to police, the driver of the vehicle fled the scene. From evidence gathered at the scene, investigators said that they determined the fleeing vehicle to be a 2012 to 2016 Toyota Tacoma. Police are urging anyone who has information regarding the crash to contact them.
Motorcycles have a reputation of being far more dangerous than passenger vehicles. Motorcycle riders are less protected and totally exposed to the elements, making them more susceptible to injuries. Roadways across Hawaii are becoming crowded, which makes traveling by motorcycle more risky. Hawaii residents who have suffered injuries or loss in motorcycle accidents could benefit from discussions with a legal representative. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed compensation to help with medical expenses and other financial losses.