Crashes are happening more and more across the state of Hawaii. A number of factors could be contributing to the rise in motor vehicle crashes. One of the culprits is definitely overcrowded roadways. Roads across the state have become crowded and congested as more people in Hawaii have access to vehicles than ever before and many of these new drivers have minimal driving experience. Crowded roadways combined with inexperienced or distracted drivers is a recipe for serious car accidents.
A recent accident on Oahu resulted in serious injuries to two people. The accident happened on Farrington Highway near Black Rock Beach Park in Nanakuli. According to police, a truck traveling west apparently crossed the center line of the highway and collided with two eastbound vehicles.
The crash resulted in injuries to several people, reports said. Two people were seriously hurt while three others were listed in stable condition, according to EMS officials. The crash closed parts of the highway for a long period of time. Police say it is unclear if alcohol or speed were contributing factors in the crash, as the accident remains under investigation.
Unfortunately, roads in Hawaii will only become more crowded as populations rise across the state. These days, just taking a short drive can potentially result in a very serious accident. Victims and families in Hawaii who have suffered injuries or the loss of loved ones in car accidents may be able to take legal action. If negligence is proved, a successful claim could result in financial relief to help with medical expenses and other losses that may have occurred during this tragedy.