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Keaau, HI – Pedestrian Killed in Crash on Hwy 130 near 3-mile marker

January 14, 2023

Keaau, HI (January 14, 2023) – A pedestrian was killed after being hit by a car early Saturday morning in Keaau. On January 14, just after 5:00 a.m., the incident was reported to officials in the area, who promptly responded to the scene. 

The accident occurred on Highway 130 near the 3-mile marker. Authorities stated the driver of the vehicle said something struck and shattered her windshield. Upon arrival, police found an unresponsive man in the roadway with severe trauma to his head and body. 

The man was found approximately 300 feet north of the involved vehicle. According to information from investigators, an Acura sedan was headed toward Pahoa when it hit the pedestrian. 

Police stated the male pedestrian, said to be in his 50s, was transported to the Hilo Medical Center, where he was pronounced deceased. The victim’s name has not been reported at this time. 

The driver of the Acura was identified as a 46-year-old female who sustained minor injuries. A minor and two children present in the vehicle at the time of the crash were not injured. 

Police in Keaau are working to determine the cause of the incident. 

We want to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased victim. We hope for the full recovery of the injured woman. 

Hawaii Pedestrian Accidents

In the United States, pedestrian crashes are usually caused by drivers who fail to follow traffic signals. When it comes to drivers being distracted, texting and driving is becoming a serious problem in the United States, causing millions of accidents and injuries per year. In 2020, more than 7,000 pedestrians were killed in car accidents. The majority of these collisions were caused by careless and negligent drivers. 

Pedestrians are usually more severely injured than others when they become involved in motor vehicle collisions due to the fact that when they travel, they are not protected. More than half the time, pedestrians are severely injured when they are involved in auto accidents. 

Pedestrian accidents happen for various reasons. Most of them are the result of the actions of negligent drivers. When you or a loved one suffer injuries in a pedestrian accident, having the help of an experienced and aggressive lawyer in your corner can help ensure that you get full and fair financial compensation for the damages and losses you face in relation to your crash. 

Negligent and unlawful driver behaviors place many people in danger in the United States. Especially cyclists and pedestrians. When drivers act careless and inattentive, the likelihood of them causing someone serious or even fatal injuries is, unfortunately, extremely high. 

Some examples of negligent actions displayed by drivers that may result in serious accidents include drunk, distracted, or over-tired driving. If you lost a loved one in a pedestrian crash caused by driver negligence, you deserve to be able to focus on the grieving process and the emotional well-being of your family without worrying about money. Contact a wrongful death lawyer in Hawaii who can help you file a wrongful death claim. 

At the law office of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner, we are completely focused on the full and fair recovery of our clients in the fastest and most seamless way possible. If you or someone you love sustained injuries due to the actions of a negligent driver, contact our pedestrian injury attorneys in Hawaii today by calling (808) 537-2525. Schedule a free and confidential assessment of your potential case to find out what legal options are available to you.   

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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