As roads across the state of Hawaii become more and more crowded, conditions become even more dangerous for motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are totally exposed so any kind of accident could quickly turn fatal. In the last 10 years, motorcycle accidents have increased dramatically across the state of Hawaii. A recent accident on the island of Oahu involving a moped resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man.
The accident happened during the nighttime hours at a popular intersection. According to accident reports, the young man was riding a moped traveling westbound. Reportedly, as the man made a left turn, he was hit by an oncoming vehicle.
The impact threw the young man from his moped. Tragically, even though the rider was wearing a helmet, police say the man was pronounced dead on the scene. Speed may have been a factor in the crash, according to police. Sadly, this was Honolulu’s 23rd traffic death so far this year.
Vehicles such as motorcycles and mopeds are much smaller than enclosed passenger vehicles, making them harder for other motorists to spot. This is often a contributing factor in many moped and motorcycle accidents. Because motorcycles are not easily visible, motorists are more likely to pull into the path of motorcyclists, causing very serious and often deadly accidents. Those in Hawaii who have suffered injury or the loss of a loved one in motorcycle accidents could benefit by seeking the services of an experienced attorney. A successfully litigated lawsuit could result in much-needed compensation that could be very crucial to aid in the recovery from such a tragedy.