Ocean View, HI – Pedestrian Dies After Being Struck by Vehicle at Sea Breeze Pky and Bamboo Ln
September 21, 2022
Ocean View, HI (September 20, 2022) – Police responded to the scene when a hit-and-run driver left a pedestrian dead in Kaʻū on Monday, September 19th.
The incident took place in the area of Bamboo Lane and Sea Breeze Parkway in Ocean View Estates at about 4:55 p.m.
An investigation determined that a 1998 Toyota Tacoma was pulling out of a south-facing driveway when it hit the victim. The driver then fled the scene.
Since the time of the crash, police have successfully identified the man responsible.
The victim was transported by ambulance to Kona Community Hospital in serious condition. He passed away just a few short hours later.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Collisions in Hawaii
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.
The Hawaiian 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.
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 those who:
- Exceed the speed limit
- Are under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs
- Are distracted
- Disregard traffic lights or signs
- Fail to yield at crosswalks
- Do not use their turn indicators
- Fail to drive cautiously during inclement weather
- Fail to show due care in places where children are known to be present
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.
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.
At the law firm of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our experienced team is dedicated to providing prudent and personalized legal services to wrongful death victims and their grieving families.
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.
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.
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.