North Kona, HI – Pedestrian Fatally Struck While Crossing Queen Kaahumanu Hwy at Palani Rd
June 16, 2022
North Kona, HI (June 16, 2022) – A pedestrian was struck by a driver and killed on Tuesday, June 14th in North Kona.
The incident took place at about 5:00 p.m. in the area of Palani Road and Queen Kaahumanu Highway.
Hawaii Island police reported that the victim was crossing Queen Kaahumanu Highway when she was struck. The 62-year-old woman was taken by ambulance to Kona Community Hospital where she was pronounced dead.
The 29-year-old driver of the 2011 Mercury Milan sedan stayed on the scene and was unharmed during the collision.
Police do not believe alcohol, drugs, or speed were factors in the accident.
The Area Traffic Enforcement Unit has launched a negligent homicide investigation.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Hawaii
The Hawaii Islands are a prominent destination for tourists from all over the world. Unfortunately, this causes them to experience more than their fair share of pedestrian accidents.
When any location is used heavily by both pedestrians and motor vehicles, the odds of a pedestrian being struck are considerably greater. It takes just a single reckless driver to critically injure or kill a pedestrian.
In order to proceed with your pedestrian injury case, you will be required to prove that the driver that struck you was negligent or malicious in their actions. Our law firm has decades of combined experience seeing successful outcomes to pedestrian accident claims, so our attorneys have first-hand knowledge of what is needed to establish fault for an accident.
Regardless of the circumstances leading up to your accident, we know how to effectively demonstrate that another individual was responsible. With our meticulous gathering of documentation, comprehensive investigation, detailed witness testimonies, and rational arguments, we will do everything in our power to make sure you get the financial award you deserve.
Even though a very tiny percentage of pedestrian injuries are intentionally inflicted by drivers, most of them are the result of simple driver negligence. The most common kinds of negligent drivers in Hawaii include:
- Drivers going over the speed limit
- Drivers who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are distracted
- Drivers who disregard traffic signs or signals
- Drivers who fail to observe crosswalks
- Drivers who don’t use their turn indicators
- Drivers who fail to exercise safety precautions during inclement weather
- Drivers who fail to exercise due caution in places where children could potentially be present
It is vital to keep in mind that if you, as a pedestrian, have even the smallest portion of fault assigned to you, the driver that hit you may only be required to compensate you for some of your medical expenses.
When you contact our Hawaii pedestrian injury lawyers at (808) 537-2525, you can be confident that we will begin working on your case immediately. We understand how important it is for you to receive the financial compensation you are entitled to as soon 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.