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Maui, HI – Margaret Sullivan, 49, Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Crash on Puuene Ave

April 11, 2023

Maui, HI (April 11, 2023) – Police in the Kahului area of Maui have identified the victim who lost their life in a fatal pedestrian accident in Maui. They were identified as 49-year-old Margaret Sullivan. 

The accident happened on Tuesday evening, April 4. Police report the incident took place on Puuene Avenue when Sullivan was struck by a Ford SUV while walking across the road. 

Investigators are still working to determine the cause of the accident. Sullivan was pronounced deceased at the crash scene by paramedics. 

The driver who struck her remained at the scene and spoke to authorities. No further information has been reported concerning the incident at this time. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. 

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 suffers 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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