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North Kona, HI – Woman Walking Along Kuakini Hwy Killed in Double Hit and Run

July 25, 2022

North Kona, HI (July 24, 2022) – Police believe that two separate vehicles were involved in a fatal hit-and-run on Hawaii Island on Sunday, July 24th. 

The victim has been identified only as an adult female from Kailua-Kona.   

According to sources, the woman was walking along the northbound side of Kuakini Highway near milepost 119 in North Kona when she was struck by the first driver who was traveling northbound at about 4:20 p.m. 

Police said the portion of the highway where the incident took place is poorly lit.  

Detectives found debris from a 2013-2016 Chevrolet Malibu and a 2017-2020 KIA Niro, although they have not yet determined which vehicle first struck the victim.  They are in the process of collecting video from surveillance cameras in the area.

The involved drivers both fled the scene. 

The victim was transported by paramedics to the Kona Community Hospital where she passed away due to her injuries. 

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

Pedestrian Injuries in Hawaii

North Kona, HI - Woman Walking Along Kuakini Hwy Killed in Double Hit and Run

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 types of negligent motorists in Hawaii are:

  • Motorists going over the speed limit
  • Motorists who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Motorists who are distracted
  • Motorists who disregard traffic signs or signals
  • Motorists who fail to observe crosswalks
  • Motorists who don’t use their turn indicators
  • Motorists who fail to exercise safety precautions during inclement weather
  • Motorists who fail to exercise due caution in places where children could potentially be present

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. 

The Hawaii Islands are a preeminent vacation spot for visitors from all over. Regrettably, this causes locals and tourists alike to encounter more pedestrian accidents than almost any other state. 

Anyplace that is used regularly by both motor vehicles and pedestrians, the chances of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle are much, much greater. It only takes one careless or reckless driver to leave a pedestrian critically injured or even dead.

No matter what events led up to the accident, we know the best way to show that the driver was responsible. 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.

The legal team at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner 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 required to prove fault for an accident. 

In order to move forward after deciding to file a pedestrian accident claim, you will need to show that the person who hit you was negligent or otherwise accountable through their actions. 

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. We know 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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