According to KHON, two people have died following a head-on crash involving a stolen car on Hawaii Island. Reports indicated that the crash occurred on Mohouli Street in Hilo. A police officer had stopped the car on Mohouli Street and Kaumana Drive, but when he approached the vehicle, it sped away, eventually crossing the center line and crash into another car. The two people in the stolen car were killed, and the driver of the other vehicle was taken to Hilo Medical Center in critical condition.
Whenever a serious accident occurs, many questions arise. In this instance 2 people died and a third was injured. Different considerations affect each party. While the driver of the stolen vehicle may likely by 100% at fault for the accident, in some situations police conduct may contribute to an unneccessarily dangerous situation.
For example laws govern when and how police can conduct high speed chases and other actions aimed at deterring criminal conduct. Additional considerations must be given to roadway conditions, and any other circumstances that increase the likelihood of an acident occurring.
As a result, if you or a loved one has been injured in any type of car accident, it is important to contact a skilled Hawaii personal injury lawyer to begin an investigation into all of the factors involved. For more information, please contact the experienced Hawaii car accident lawyers at Bostwick & Peterson, LLP for an immediate consultation.