When someone crosses the centerline, you may not have enough time to get out of the way. As a result, you could end up in a head-on collision that leaves you with significant injuries.
A head-on collision is extremely forceful, with both vehicles hitting at higher speeds. Your vehicle may be crushed inward, and you could become trapped inside. You could even face paralysis or worse.
Living in a beautiful place like Hawaii, you hope that won’t ever happen to you. Sadly, even Hawaii isn’t without dangerous drivers, like in the case of this 48-year-old man who was traveling on the Kapaa Bypass Road when he crossed the centerline and hit a Ford F-150.
Fortunately, the people involved in the crash survived the collision. The driver who crossed the centerline was treated by medics who arrived at the scene before being transported to the hospital. In the Ford, a 49-year-old man and a child, six years old, were both treated for injuries. The six-year-old child had to be taken to Wilcox Hospital for treatment, while the 49-year-old man was released at the scene.
The good news in this case is that impairment isn’t believed to be the cause of the crash. So far, the driver who is accused of causing the crash has been cited for crossing the double yellow line and for not carrying insurance coverage.
If you’re involved in a crash like this, it’s okay to want good representation. Your injuries are significant and impact your life, so it’s fair to seek compensation from those who caused them.