During recent patrols and roadblocks, a significant number of drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or other intoxicants. Hawaii Island police reported that 25 motorists were taken into custody between Sept. 18 and Sept. 24, four of which were involved in auto accidents. Furthermore, three of the arrested drivers were younger than 21 years old.
Some parents in Hawaii Island are unhappy about the manner in which two school bus drivers handled the situation when they collided. When auto accidents occur, and there is any possibility of injuries, one would expect the drivers to alert authorities. However, when two buses that belong to the same company recently crashed, the drivers did not even advise the school of the accident.
Owners of apartment complexes and other residential buildings in Hawaii must comply with strict regulations to prevent injuries to tenants and visitors. Noncompliance could lead to premises liability claims. When a 4-year-old child was seriously injured after a recent fall from the second floor of a home, the importance of safeguarding windows of multi-story buildings was underscored.
As you take a stroll, you naturally feel as though you do not have a care in the world. However, all of a sudden, a car comes from around the corner and strikes you, knocking you down. Suddenly, your whole world changes, with your carefree morning turning into a worrisome one.
A fatality on Aug. 24 marked the 24th vehicle-related death in Hawaii so far this year -- excluding four fatal crashes that occurred on non-public roads. At the same time last year, auto accidents had claimed the lives of 15 motorists. This latest accident involved a pickup truck and a motorcycle.