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Pedestrian accidents are increasing in crowded Hawaii cities

Its no secret that more and more people are choosing to take up residence in the state of Hawaii. Honolulu, in particular, is in the midst of a population boom, as more people move to this wonderful city to take advantage of the wonderful opportunities that abound here. However, this has led to an increase in pedestrian accidents. Recently, the island of Oahu saw multiple pedestrian accidents in a 24-hour timeframe, one of which ended in an arrest.

Reportedly, three pedestrian accidents happened in the same day, all with pedestrians suffering injuries. One accident occurred around 9 a.m. as a woman was walking along a Honolulu sidewalk. Reports say a car drove over the curb and struck the woman. The woman reportedly suffered injuries to her ankle, leg and arm. Another woman was hit by a vehicle later that day on Kapiolani Boulevard and was taken to a hospital with serious injuries, according to reports.

Car accidents can increase during tourist season

As the summer vacation season approaches on the United States mainland, many vacationers will set their sights on the great state of Hawaii. The state is renowned for its beautiful beaches and world-class restaurants and entertainment. The wonderful climate here allows visitors and residents alike to enjoy a multitude of outdoor activities year-round. However, this can also mean increased traffic on roadways across the state. The sudden influx of traffic can cause more car accidents.

Recently, an accident involving a motorcycle and a car claimed the life of a Waimea man. The accident happened at night on Kawaihae Road. According to reports, a motorcyclist was heading east and crossed the center line of the road. Reports say the motorcyclist collided head-on with a westbound Ford sedan.

Motorcycle accidents: Young man pronounced dead on the scene

As roads across the state of Hawaii become more and more crowded, conditions become even more dangerous for motorcyclists. Motorcyclists are totally exposed so any kind of accident could quickly turn fatal. In the last 10 years, motorcycle accidents have increased dramatically across the state of Hawaii. A recent accident on the island of Oahu involving a moped resulted in the death of a 23-year-old man.

The accident happened during the nighttime hours at a popular intersection. According to accident reports, the young man was riding a moped traveling westbound. Reportedly, as the man made a left turn, he was hit by an oncoming vehicle.

A car accident can ruin your beach vacation

When you plan a trip to Hawai’i, you think about sandy beaches, colorful drinks and the amazing memories you’ll make during your stay. Rarely do you anticipate the possibility of a car accident ruining your dream vacation.

Unfortunately, Honolulu is one of the worst cities in the United States for traffic, and driving without rental insurance can put you in a risky position during a mild or serious accident. Understanding how Hawai’i compensates car accidents for residents and tourists can assure your dream vacation goes smoothly.

Premises liability: Man files lawsuit after alleged fall

A fact of life is that accidents are going to happen. Accidents can occur at any time and are completely unpredictable. Some accidents can be very serious and have the potential to forever change a person's life. In Hawaii and across the United States, premises liability laws state that property and business owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that floors are clean and hazards are removed to prevent visitors from falling. When business owners neglect these responsibilities, patrons and visitors can be injured.

Recently, a man in another state filed a lawsuit against a Kroger grocery store after the man claims to have sustained injuries in the store. According to the lawsuit, the man was visiting the restroom of the store and claims to have slipped and fell because of a puddle of soap on the floor. The man claims the restroom was unkempt and hazardous.

Car accidents: Man dies after hit-and-run

The state of Hawaii has seen a significant growth in population in recent years. Due to this growth, there are more vehicles sharing roadways today than ever before. Also, motorists these days are forced to deal with greater numbers of distracted, impaired or reckless drivers. Coincidentally, car accidents are increasing across the state.

Recently in Honolulu, a man lost his life after a hit-and-run accident. The accident occurred during the morning hours on the H1 freeway. According to reports, a minor fender-bender occurred between an allegedly stolen pickup truck and a sedan. Officials believe that, after the accident, the driver of the pickup truck tried to flee the scene, and a man got out of the sedan and jumped into the bed of the pickup truck.

Moped driving laws you might not know about

Driving a moped is a fun change from driving a car. Mopeds are smaller and more mobile than other motorized vehicles so it’s easy to see why people enjoy them. However, there are a few laws for mopeds that aren’t as well known.

Be sure to take note of these rules from the state of Hawai'i to make sure you’re safe on the roads.

Premises liability lawsuit recently settled for $100,000

In Hawaii, cities and counties across the state must adhere to strict regulations and safety codes to ensure that all public property is safe for citizens and visitors. These regulations say that publicly used facilities and structures must be adequately maintained and free of potential hazards. Sometimes, due to a lack of resources or funding, maintenance can be neglected. Flaws during the construction phase of public infrastructure can also play a role in future accidents. A premises liability lawsuit against a city in another state recently made headlines after a six-figure settlement was finally reached.

The lawsuit was filed by a woman who claimed to suffer a fall on a public sidewalk. According to the lawsuit, the woman was walking on a sidewalk when she tripped and fell over an anchor that was protruding from the walkway. Allegedly, the anchor was leftover from a bus stop sign that had been removed.

The rise in cycling and pedestrian accidents is troubling

Not only is biking a popular form of recreation in Hawaii these days, it is also a great source of transportation. By biking, commuters can avoid congested city streets while saving money on fuel costs. Cycling is also very healthy and a great way to stay in shape. However, due to increased traffic, pedestrian accidents are on the rise across the state of Hawaii, and biking along crowded roadways can be very dangerous. A recent hit-and-run accident near Ewa Beach on the island of Oahu left a woman with serious injuries.

The woman said she was riding her bicycle along North Road on a recent afternoon. According to the woman, a car swiftly approached from her left while she was riding her bike along the shoulder and struck her. Apparently, several witness saw the car sideswipe the woman. The woman said the impact knocked her to the ground, and she began crawling in an attempt to avoid oncoming traffic.

Premises liability claim filed after fall in a store

Accidents can happen when least expected. Some accidents are minor inconveniences, but some may lead to permanent injuries. In Hawaii, premises liability laws say that property owners are responsible for eliminating potential hazards and creating a safe environment for all visitors lawfully on their properties. Even small items left on floors can turn into dangerous hazards that could possibly be the cause of unfortunate and painful accidents.

A woman in another state filed a lawsuit over claims that she tripped and fell in a store she was visiting. The lawsuit says the woman was visiting a Goodwill store and, while leaving the store, slipped on a clothes hanger that was left on the floor and fell. The woman claims that the fall caused serious injuries to her head, neck, back, limbs and other bodily injuries.

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