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Tragic pedestrian accident causes fatality

The congested roads and highways that span the Hawaiian Islands can make it hard for both drivers and pedestrians to get to where they want to go. Unfortunately, the actions of some in these crowded environments can put the lives of others at risk. Just recently, an elderly woman lost her life in Honolulu when a reckless driver plowed through an intersection and into her as she was crossing the street.

The 69-year-old victim was one of three individuals who were in a crosswalk and attempting to get from one side of Beretania Street. The two other victims are currently in critical and serious condition and were both over the age of 60.

The driver involved in the fatal crash allegedly ran a red light before hitting the three pedestrians and eventually slamming into another vehicle. There were three additional victims in the affected vehicle, none of which suffered life-threatening injuries.

An investigation into the reckless driver in this story brings up a prior arrest in 2004 when the driver was arrested for driving drunk. The driver lost her license for a year as a result of that incident. She had also been cited for speeding on numerous occasions over the years, including two citations in 2011.

While the driver claims that she was on medication at the time of the crash, an investigation into the matter may provide better information on why this tragedy occurred. She may face criminal charges for her actions and, if they so choose, the loved ones of the deceased victim may elect to pursue a wrongful death claim against her as well for the recovery of their losses from the fatal crash.

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