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Pedestrian accidents: elderly woman killed in a crosswalk

A recent fatal accident in Chinatown highlights an alarming trend taking place in Hawaii. Pedestrian accidents are occurring more frequently these days. A number of factors could be contributing to the upward trend, such as higher traffic volumes and population spikes. Regardless, any accident involving a pedestrian is more likely to be fatal.

Pedestrian accidents: Pedestrian killed near Honolulu

Honolulu is without a doubt the largest city in Hawaii. The population of Honolulu has been steadily increasing for years as people flock to the city to experience the wonderful climate and the economic opportunities that are abundant here. Streets in and near the city are frequently congested, so many people choose walking as a main source of transportation. With vehicles and pedestrians in such close proximity, pedestrian accidents are bound to happen.

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.

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.

Pedestrian accidents: Young boy critically injured

Accidents involving pedestrians have seen a sharp increase in recent years, not only in Hawaii but across America. Hawaii residents in particular often use walking, running or hiking as a form of recreation, a way to get outdoors and enjoy the wonderful climate that this state has to offer. However, anytime people and vehicles are in the same vicinity, pedestrian accidents are possible.

Pedestrian accidents: Young girl injured in Honolulu

Due to Hawaii's warm, tropical climate, citizens have the privilege of enjoying outdoor activities almost year-round. For many city residents, walking is a healthy and economical way to commute and navigate around streets congested with traffic. However, with so many vehicles and pedestrians in the same vicinity, pedestrian accidents are almost certain to happen.

Residents concerned about pedestrian accidents along busy highway

Populations across the state of Hawaii are on the rise. The natural beauty of Hawaii combined with a warm climate make it a great place for residents to enjoy a host of outdoor activities such as walking, running, hiking and biking.  Those who live in Hawaii's cities and towns often choose walking as a primary source of transportation, since walking is economical and has many health benefits. Unfortunately, walking along crowded city streets can be very dangerous. After several pedestrian accidents, residents in the city of Nanakuli are calling for more crosswalks and better infrastructure for pedestrians.

Pedestrian and bicyclist deaths went up from 2006 to 2015

There are two groups of people out on the road that are in a far riskier situation than anyone else: pedestrians and bicyclists. This is for a number of obvious reasons. They have virtually no safety equipment to protect them, they inherently have to put themselves in more dangerous places out on the road (in crosswalks for pedestrians, alongside cars for bicyclists), and when they are struck by another vehicle, serious, catastrophic, or fatal injuries are likely.

Do alternate routes increase the risk of pedestrian accidents?

Although the pace of life on Hawaii’s beaches may be leisurely, local traffic can be an entirely different matter. Some drivers have turned to traffic apps on their smartphones to avoid congestion. However, a recent article questioned whether that technology might pose an unintended safety risk to pedestrians.

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