Hawaii News Now reports that a 73-year-old Honolulu man has died in a Honolulu pedestrian accident. The man was struck by a car in Kalihi while crossing School St. and Houghtailing St. late Friday evening. The man sustained major head and bodily injuries, and was transported to Queens Medical Center, where he later died.
Honolulu police state that the victim was hit by the driver of a 1994 Toyota Corolla, a 56-year-old Waipahu woman, who was traveling westbound on School St. and Houghtailing St.
Whenever traffic fatalities – including pedestrian accidents occur – it is critical to consult with an experienced Hawaii personal injury lawyer who can represent you and your family's interests and conduct a thorough investigation into all of the factors that may have led to the incident. A Hawaii accident law firm can help ensure that your rights are protected.
Several factors may be implicated whenever an accident occurs. For example – it's important to determine whether the parties involved were obeying traffic laws. Was the driver distracted or speeding? Was the driver under the influence of alcohol? What about the pedestrian – was he or she crossing within a designated crosswalk? Further, what were the conditions of the roadway? Was the area free from debris or other obstructions? In order to determine whether negligence was involved and the basis for any party's liability, a skilled accident attorney must review all the relevant factors surrounding an accident.
In this instance, the exact reasons for the accident are unknown. Reports indicate that the man was crossing within the crosswalk and that speed and alcohol do not appear to be factors in this accident. This is the 50th traffic fatality for 2014, compared to 45 in 2013.
For more information or if you or someone you love has been injured in any type of Hawaii personal injury accident, please contact Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.