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Keaau, HI – Jessica Santos Killed, One Injured in Rollover Crash on Aulii St near 41st Ave

January 14, 2023

Keaau, HI (January 14, 2023) – A 42-year-old woman lost her life in a rollover accident in Keaau on Friday night, January 13. Hawaii Island police said the victim was identified as Jessica Santos of Pahoa. 

Police responded to the crash scene at approximately 10:00 p.m. on Aulii Street near the intersection with 41st Avenue. Officials reported three female adults and two minors were riding in a Polaris Utility Terrain Vehicle that was headed south on 41st Avenue when they attempted to take a wide left turn onto Aulii Street. 

The driver miscalculated the turn and rolled the UTV. At the scene, the driver of the vehicle, identified as Jessica Santos, was unresponsive. Police said paramedics transported Santos to Hilo Medical Center, where she was later pronounced deceased due to the severity of her injuries. 

One of the minors involved in the collision sustained injuries, according to reports. The other three occupants of the vehicle sustained no injuries. 

Authorities are working to determine the cause of the incident. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries. 

Hawaii Traffic Accidents

Keaau, HI - Jessica Santos Killed, One Injured in Rollover Crash on Aulii St near 41st Ave Each year, thousands of car crashes are reported in Hawaii. Hundreds of people lose their lives in these wrecks. Across the United States, more than 6 million car crashes are reported yearly, resulting in injuries for over 3 million people. Serious injuries and death are often caused by auto collisions in the US. Most of these accidents happen due to the actions of negligent drivers. 

A percentage of auto accidents in the United States involve all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) and utility terrain vehicles (UTVs.) Each year, in the US, approximately 135,000 individuals sustain injuries, and more than 700 people lose their lives in accidents involving these types of vehicles. 

If you or someone you love were hurt after being involved in a traffic crash, it is vital to determine who caused the incident and how it occurred. If you are under the impression that the collision wasn’t your fault, you need to speak to an auto accident attorney at your earliest convenience. A car crash attorney can help you determine who or what caused your crash and if you qualify for financial compensation. Oftentimes, people who are hurt in traffic collisions caused by negligence are eligible to collect financial compensation that can help cover the costs related to their injuries and damages. 

A car accident attorney can help you recover during this trying time. Car crashes result in emotional, physical, and financial issues for those injured. Unfortunately, the majority of the collisions that occur in the United States are preventable. Suppose drivers acted more carefully and mindful while operating their vehicles; everyone would remain much safer while on the road. Over 90% of vehicle collisions reported in the United States happen due to the actions of negligent drivers. 

After your injury accident, you may be facing multiple problems. However, if your crash was caused by the actions of a negligent driver, you may be entitled to significant financial compensation for the losses and injuries you endure. An auto accident lawyer is your best bet in making a total recovery after you’re hurt and put into a difficult financial position due to driver negligence. 

At Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner, we work to help you overcome the financial difficulties you face so you can focus on your recovery. We take care of each aspect of your claim, so you don’t have to. We work diligently to ensure our clients are on the right path, so they’re able to recover fully after their accidents. 

Call our law firm today at (808) 537-2525 to speak with a skilled lawyer concerning your personal injury claim. 

The team of trusted car crash lawyers in Keaau at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner are wholeheartedly committed to helping those who have been seriously hurt in all different types of motor vehicle accidents. Contact our law firm at your earliest convenience in order to get started on your own personal injury case and be able to focus on your recovery. 

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. 

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