Police ID driver killed in collision with shipping container in Hilo

Glenn Honda | |

HILO, HI – Hawai‘i Island police have released new information regarding a fatal car crash that occurred in Hilo last month.

In a news release, police identified the motorist who was killed in the Sept. 29 incident as 59-year-old Brian Smith of Mountain View.

Officers responded to the scene on Railroad Avenue near the intersection with Laniaula Street at about 7:15 p.m.   Investigators determined that Smith was driving a 2001 Mazda multi-purpose vehicle north on Railroad Avenue when he veered to the right onto a gravel shoulder area and traveled approximately 150 feet before striking a shipping container.

Smith was pronounced dead after being transported to the Hilo Medical Center.  No one else was in the vehicle at the time.

The East Hawaii Traffic Enforcement Unit initiated a coroner’s inquest investigation, which is continuing.

If you or a loved one have been the victim of an unfortunate car accident, a skilled lawyer can help you sort out your legal options. The skilled Hawaii car accident lawyers at the Recovery Law Center are ready to provide the help you need.  We can fight for compensation that will assist you with your accident-related expenses.   To learn more about how we can help, call us at (808) 427-3088 or visit our contact page to schedule a free consultation.

Glenn T. Honda

For over 29 years, attorney Glenn Honda has helped people injured in accidents throughout Hawaii 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.


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