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Pedestrian accidents: Oahu accident continues deadly trend

Almost every person is a pedestrian at some point during the day. Unfortunately, pedestrian accidents have risen dramatically in recent years in Hawaii. One reason for this increase could be that more and more people in Hawaii are buying and using automobiles to commute, causing overcrowded roadways. However, one thing is for certain, pedestrian safety has become a big concern across the state.

A man was recently killed while he was attempting to cross a roadway in Kalihi on the island of Oahu. According to reports, the man was crossing Likelike Highway at the intersection of Kula Kolea Drive. Police say a black Ford pickup truck traveling north on Likelike suddenly struck the man just before 11 p.m.

Foreign objects on floors can lead to premises liability claims

Hawaii residents should be able to visit stores, restaurants and other public places without fearing for their safety. While shopping and perusing crowded stores and businesses, any foreign objects or slippery substances on the floor can cause shoppers to fall and be injured. Legally speaking, premises liability says that property and business owners are responsible for keeping a safe and hazard free environment. Those who are injured due to the negligence of property or business owners can pursue legal action.

A woman in another state has filed a lawsuit against Walmart after she was allegedly injured in a store. The woman says she was shopping in the store and encountered water puddled on the floor. According to claims, the woman slipped and fell due to the wet floor and sustained injuries.

Motorcycle accidents: Oahu crash claims the life of motorcyclist

For many people, motorcycles are not only a fun way to travel, but also a way of life. Riding motorcycles is a popular form of recreation in Hawaii, and here there are no shortage of scenic, beautiful roadways for motorcyclists to enjoy. However, roads across the state are becoming increasingly congested with traffic and downright dangerous. Because of this, motorcycle accidents are on the rise.

A motorcyclist lost his life in a recent accident on the island of Oahu. The crash happened during the early evening hours on Farrington Highway. According to police reports, the motorcyclist was traveling west when a van exited a gas station and pulled into the path of the motorcyclist.

Car accidents: Driver still at-large after fleeing crash scene

One of the few guarantees in life is that accidents are going to happen. These days, car accidents are happening more frequently as roadways across Hawaii become increasingly crowded. Any automobile accident is a stressful experience, but when the at-fault driver flees the scene, the experience can quickly turn traumatic.

A recent accident in Honolulu left a woman with injuries and police searching for a driver who fled the scene. The crash happened during the afternoon hours on Whitmore Avenue. Eyewitness reports say a Mercedes sedan was speeding along the roadway and hit a pickup truck from behind. Reportedly, the impact knocked the truck into the adjacent lane, colliding with another vehicle.

Victims injured by negligence may file a premises liability claim

In Hawaii and across the United States, all public places are required to be safe for visitors. Not many people are aware, but premises liability laws can also apply to private properties such as residences. If hazards are present, the hazards must be removed or warning needs to be provided. When the negligence of property owners contributes to injuries, victims have the right to pursue damages. The most common types of premises liability cases involve falls caused by uneven footing, slippery floors or foreign objects.

A man in another state claims he was injured by a fall when he was visiting a business, and he has filed a lawsuit. The man said he was a customer at the business and encountered a slippery ramp. According to the lawsuit, the slippery ramp caused the man to lose his footing and he suffered a fall.

Crosswalk safety is crucial in preventing pedestrian accidents

Pedestrian safety has become a point of emphasis in recent years in Hawaii. Unfortunately, this has been a deadly year on roadways across the state. According to data provided by the Hawaii Department of Transportation, pedestrian accidents have led to 36 deaths so far this year. With overcrowded roads becoming the norm, motorists and pedestrians are urged to always use extreme caution when traveling.

The Department of Transportation and law enforcement officers have stepped up safety efforts statewide. Reportedly, an elderly man was recently struck by a car while inside a crosswalk with no traffic light along Pali Highway on Oahu. This prompted the DOT to place fluorescent signs along the highway near crosswalks in hopes of preventing another accident from occurring.

In Hawaii, premises liability laws provide protection

In life, accidents are going to happen when least expected. Although some accidents are severe and can cause great harm, the most accidents are minor and nothing more than inconveniences. In the state of Hawaii, the vast majority of stores, restaurants and other public places are very safe and secure. Established premises liability laws make it mandatory for owners and operators of public places to provide a safe environment for all who legally visit.

By promptly removing and cleaning spills from floors, injuries to customers can be avoided. However, a woman in another state filed a lawsuit over claims that she was injured by a fall in a grocery store. According to the lawsuit, the woman had concluded her grocery shopping and was walking to the checkout area.

Police investigating 2 hit-and-run pedestrian accidents

Police in Hawaii are asking for the help of the public after two separate hit-and-run crashes killed one pedestrian and critically injured another. The pedestrian accidents occurred near Honolulu. The first accident happened during the morning hours along Farrington Highway. According to reports, a man was struck by a vehicle while walking his dog. Tragically, the pedestrian was killed and the driver fled the scene, police say.

The second accident happened during the overnight hours at the intersection of Alexander Street and Wilder Avenue. Reportedly, a driver fled after striking a pedestrian at the intersection. Witnesses reported seeing a white panel van leaving the scene of the crash. The pedestrian was rushed to a hospital in critical condition, authorities said. Police are currently seeking information and investigating both accidents.

This year has seen a sharp increase in pedestrian accidents

In recent years, pedestrian safety has become a major concern in Hawaii. Many Hawaii residents choose walking as a main source of transportation and recreation. Unfortunately, there has been a sharp increase in pedestrian accidents in recent years as roads across the state become more and more crowded. This year alone, there have been almost 100 traffic related deaths in Hawaii.

Authorities said an elderly man was recently killed in a pedestrian accident on Oahu. The accident occurred during the morning hours in the Liliha area. According to reports, the man was attempting to cross Liliha Street near North Kuakini when he was suddenly struck by a pickup truck.

Drivers should be attentive at all times to avoid car accidents

Driving requires focus and undivided attention at all times. As roadways across Hawaii become more and more crowded, losing focus behind the wheel for just a split second can result in a tragic accident. Unfortunately, car accidents are one of the leading causes of death and injury in the state of Hawaii and across the country. A woman is now facing serious charges after a fatal crash that killed two people.

The crash happened in North Kohala on Highway 250. According to reports, the woman was driving an SUV north when she failed to correctly negotiate a turn. Reportedly, the SUV crossed the center line of the highway and collided head-on with a southbound Scion. Authorities said both occupants of the Scion, a married couple, sustained critical injuries and were rushed to a local hospital.

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