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.
Tragically, they both died at the hospital, reports said. After investigating, police said speed and inattention were probable causes of the crash. The family of the deceased couple filed a wrongful death lawsuit against the woman that was later settled. However, the woman was recently indicted on charges of manslaughter and second-degree negligent homicide.
Operating a motor vehicle is a great responsibility that some people will unfortunately take for granted. Drivers these days are faced with a constant stream of distractions that could take focus off of the road, resulting in car accidents. Those in Hawaii who have suffered injury or loss due to negligence in a motor vehicle accident could benefit by seeking the services of a personal injury attorney. Damages from a successful claim could provide monetary relief to help victims and families through this tragic experience.