Hilo, HI – Bicyclist Loses Life in Auto Accident on Akolea Rd near Waianuenue Ave
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Hilo, HI – Bicyclist Loses Life in Auto Accident on Akolea Rd near Waianuenue Ave

October 5, 2023

Hilo, HI (October 5, 2023) – A 79-year-old woman lost her life as a result of a fatal accident that took place on Tuesday morning, October 3.

According to local news sources and the Hawaii Island police, just before 10:00 a.m., a 79-year-old woman from Hilo was riding a bicycle on Akolea Road. As she proceeded through the area just south of Waianuenue Avenue, she was struck by a 2016 Toyota Tacoma.

The bicyclist was located at the scene with severe injuries. She was unresponsive when authorities arrived. The woman was transported to Hilo Medical Center by ambulance. She passed away from her injuries just before 11:00 a.m.

The driver of the Tacoma, identified as a 70-year-old man, left the scene of the crash and went to his home. Once he reached his residence, he reached out to the police and notified them that he had struck a cyclist.

The driver was later arrested for first-degree negligent homicide.

Investigations into the accident are being performed at this time.

We offer our sympathies to the family of the woman who died in this crash.

Fatal Auto Accidents in Hawaii

There are many instances where people are left with severe compound fractures, broken bones, and other serious injuries that impact their lives forever. Unfortunately, many people involved in accidents end up passing away as a result of the injuries they suffered. In most cases, crashes that take place on our roadways occur as a result of negligence. Some of the leading factors and crashes across Hawaii include:

  • Drivers who are using their cell phones while behind the wheel.
  • Drivers who failed to yield to others while pulling out of driveways, merging onto highways, or even switching lanes.
  • Impaired motorists who enter the roadway after drinking or taking drugs.
  • Drivers who fail to stop at red lights or stop signs while traveling through intersections.

When drivers fail to pay attention and act responsibly while behind the wheel of their vehicles, it can have serious consequences for everyone else around. If you have lost a loved one as a result of a car crash caused by the negligent or careless actions of another driver, you may be able to take legal action. It is in your best interest to reach out to a wrongful death lawyer in Hilo as soon as possible.

At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we understand the devastating impact that a fatal accident can have on you and your family. That is why our compassionate legal team is dedicated to helping clients in Honolulu and throughout Hawaii fight for justice and closure.

With over 50 years of combined experience, we are well-equipped to handle even the most complex legal claims. If you have lost a loved one due to a fatal car accident, do not hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation by calling 808-537-2525. Let us help protect your rights and get the justice you deserve.

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident, so if there is any incorrect information, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately.

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