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Keaau, HI – Fatal Three-Car Crash Leaves Woman Pinned Under Own Vehicle in Hawaii Paradise Park

August 17, 2022

Keaau, HI (August 16, 2022) – Hawaii Island police responded to the scene when a fatal accident left a woman pinned by her own car on Monday, August 15th.  

The incident took place at about 6:45 p.m. in the Hawaiian Paradise Park neighborhood in Keaau.

Bystanders told officers said the victim was standing in between her car, a Chevy Malibu, and the gate post of her home when the accident occurred. Upon their arrival, police found her pinned and unresponsive.

She was taken by ambulance to Hilo Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The circumstances surrounding the incident and the victim’s identity are both being withheld.

An autopsy has been ordered to establish the cause of death.

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Pedestrian Injuries in Hawaii

Keaau, HI - Fatal Three-Car Crash Leaves Woman Pinned Under Own Vehicle in Hawaii Paradise Park

The Hawaii Islands are a popular vacation destination for visitors the world over. Unfortunately, this causes both tourists and locals to fall victim to more pedestrian accidents than in any other state. It only takes one negligent driver to leave a pedestrian critically injured or even dead.

In order to move forward after filing a pedestrian accident claim, you will have to prove that the person who hit you acted negligently. Our legal team has several decades of combined experience in successfully handling pedestrian injury claims. This means that our lawyers have a first-hand understanding of what is needed to establish fault for an accident. 

No matter what circumstances led up to the incident, we know the most effective way of proving driver liability. With our painstaking collection of any necessary documentation, combined with our thorough investigation, exhaustive witness testimonies, and carefully constructed arguments, we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you get the recovery you deserve.

While a very minute portion of pedestrian accidents are intentionally committed by nefarious drivers, many of them are caused by basic driver negligence. 

The most frequently-seen negligent driver behaviors in Hawaii are:

  • Speeding
  • Intoxication
  • Distraction
  • Disregarding traffic signs or signals
  • Disregarding crosswalks
  • Failure to use turn indicators
  • Failure to adapt to inclement weather 

It is necessary to bear in mind that if you, even as the injured victim, have even the tiniest bit of fault allocated to you, the negligent driver that struck you might only be required to pay you partial compensation for your accident-related damages. 

When you contact our Hawaii pedestrian injury lawyers at (808) 537-2525, you can feel confident that we will start work on your case right away. At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we understand how important it is for you to receive the compensation you are entitled to as quickly as possible.

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 information that is incorrect, 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. 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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