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.
Hawaii is experiencing a population boom as people continue to take up residence here to enjoy the great climate and flourishing economy. Unfortunate by products of the increasing population are crowded and congested roadways. Walking, running or biking near these crowded roadways can be extremely hazardous. Drivers should always stay focused behind the wheel and maintain a safe speed.
Unfortunately, any accident involving a pedestrian is more likely to result in serious injury or death since pedestrians are totally exposed. Hawaii residents who have suffered injuries or loss due to negligence in pedestrian accidents can take action and seek legal representation. A successfully litigated claim could provide a sense of justice and compensation to help families struggling with end-of-life expenses and other monetary losses.