It is important for Hawaii residents to keep an eye on traffic when they are crossing the street. Even when they are following all the rules, walking in the crosswalk and being cautious, accidents can happen. Drivers who are distracted, are under the influence, are reckless or are simply failing to yield can crash into a pedestrian. Since pedestrians are so inherently vulnerable, there can be serious injuries and death in a pedestrian accident. With the litany of problems that come with injuries and fatalities after a pedestrian crash, having legal assistance is a must.
A woman who was crossing the street in the crosswalk was hit by a turning truck and seriously hurt. The 53-year-old was taken to the hospital trauma center. She was in critical condition when she arrived and later died. According to the investigation, the vehicle that hit her – a pickup truck – was making a left at the time of the crash. It was being driven by a 54-year-old man. He was not hurt in the accident. The driver is not believed to have been under the influence of alcohol or drugs, nor was he believed to have been speeding. He might face negligent homicide charges, but has not yet been arrested.
Pedestrians can be confronted with lifelong injuries after being in an accident with a motor vehicle. Medical expenses, lost income, the need for extended care and more can result. They might never return to normal. If the injuries are severe enough, the person can be killed. The financial, personal and emotional implications from an untimely death because of an auto accident can cause extensive problems. Often, a legal filing is the only strategy to recover sufficient compensation for all that was lost.
A woman was crossing the street when she was hit by a pickup truck. Her injuries were catastrophic and she later died. As the investigation continues, it is possible that the driver will be charged. With the investigation ongoing, the woman’s family must make sure they are protected and have advice from a law firm that is experienced in helping those who have lost a loved one in a motor vehicle accident to move forward with a wrongful death legal filing.