Car Accidents Are by Products of Increasingly Crowded Roadways
As the economy continues to grow in Hawaii, more people have access to automobiles than ever before. Because of the strong economy, unemployment remains low, so many citizens of Hawaii use these automobiles to get to and from work. Combine increased local traffic with tourist traffic and it’s easy to see why roads across the state are becoming crowded and dangerous. Unfortunately, car accidents are becoming a common occurrence in Hawaii.
A recent crash in Kauai sent three people to the hospital. The crash happened around 5:00 pm on Kuhio highway. According to reports, a Honda sedan attempted to make a left turn and pulled into the path of a southbound SUV, causing a collision.
A pickup truck behind the sedan was unable to stop and also hit the SUV, reports said. Authorities said the driver of the pickup truck was uninjured, but the driver of the SUV and a passenger both sustained serious injuries and were rushed to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver of the Honda sedan was taken to the hospital with minor injuries and later released. Reportedly, the highway was shut down for almost three hours following the crash.
No one wants to be involved in an accident. However, due to increasingly crowded roadways, car accidents are becoming almost inevitable in Hawaii. Those in Hawaii who have suffered injuries as a result of negligence in an accident can take legal action by filing a claim. Compensation awarded form a successful civil lawsuit could help victims with medical expenses and lost wages.