According to reports, a woman sustained critical injuries in a Honolulu pedestrian accident. The woman was crossing the road in the cross walked near Ala Moana. She was struck by a man who was turning onto Kanunu Street. She was taken to the hospital and treated for head injuries.
Police note that they do not believe drugs, alcohol or speed were factors in the incident, and further note that it had been raining off and on that day, so that the roads were slippery.
Whenever an accident occurs numerous factors will be evaluated. Factors concerning the condition and behavior of the driver are evaluated – was he or she driving recklessly? Was distracted driving at play? Was the driver under the influence of drugs or alcohol? The condition of the roadway is also take into consideration Here, in addition to being wet were there other concerns, i.e. was the road properly maintained? Was it free of debris? Were all signals working properly?
Depending on the situation, a municipality, or other party responsible for roadway maintenance, the driver or the pedestrian may be found responsible when an incident occurs.
This accident remains under investigation.
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