Three Fatal Car Accidents Make for a Tragic Day on the Big Island

Roadways across the state of Hawaii are becoming increasingly dangerous with each passing year. Thousands of people visit Hawaii annually, which only adds to traffic congestion. In one recent tragic day on the Big Island, three separate car accidents resulted in the deaths of three people.

The first accident involved a motorcyclist and occurred during the evening hours. According to reports, a northbound Cadillac sedan rear-ended a motorcycle then fled the scene. Police say the motorcyclist died as a result of injuries sustained in the crash, while the driver who allegedly fled the scene is still at large.

The second accident occurred on Highway 130 in Keaau. Reports say the driver of a Mazda crossed the centerline of the highway and collided with an embankment. The driver was transported to a hospital where he later died.

The third crash, which happened on Route 190 in North Kona, involved four vehicles. Police reports say a northbound 2004 Ford truck crossed the centerline of the road and side-swiped a 2002 Ford truck. Reportedly, the 2004 Ford truck then continued into oncoming traffic and collided head-on with a Dodge truck, while debris from the collision damaged a nearby Dodge SUV. According to authorities, the driver of the 2004 truck was later pronounced dead at a local hospital. The drivers of the other Ford truck and Dodge truck were also injured in the crash, reports say.

These accidents happened over the course of one day on Hawaii Island and prove just how dangerous driving can be these days. Nothing can totally ease the pain of losing loved ones due to the negligence of others in car accidents, but there are options available that could lessen the financial strain that this experience can place on families. By filing an automobile accident lawsuit, families could receive a significant monetary award to help during this difficult time.

Author Glenn Honda

For over 25 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawai’i get the best outcome for their case, whether it’s maximizing their settlement, or balancing costs and risks vs. putting the whole experience behind them. As the founding attorney of the Recovery Law Center, he is passionate about helping his clients with their physical, emotional and financial recovery. Mr. Honda will fight to get you coverage for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property and other costs related to your accident.