Wailuku, HI – One Dead After Vehicle Collides With Utility Pole on Waiko Rd
August 28, 2022
Wailuku, HI (August 27, 2022) – A 33-year-old man from Waiehu was killed when a driver crashed into a utility pole in Wailuku on Friday, August 26th.
The collision occurred at about 4:50 p.m. in the westbound lanes of Waiko Road when a male driver lost control of his 2009 Toyota Tacoma, veered across the median, and smashed into a utility pole.
Officers from the Maui Police Department said one of the vehicle occupants died at the scene.
Officials said speed was a factor in the accident and the airbags did deploy. Driver intoxication has not been ruled out.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Wrongful Deaths in Hawaii
A sympathetic attorney from our law firm can give you the tenacious legal representation you need after experiencing the sudden loss of someone you love.
Similar to other kinds of civil injury cases, families who file a wrongful death suit will have to prove that the defendant is responsible for the death of their loved one through negligence or, according to liability laws, is otherwise accountable.
For instance, a person could be found liable for wrongful death if:
- Their negligence caused the victim’s death, as in a fatal car crash
- They were a physician, nurse, or other health care provider who committed medical malpractice by failing to meet the standard of care when treating the victim
- They were a designer, manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or other commercial entity liable for a dangerous or defective product
- They were the owner of a property that had an unaddressed danger that led to a guest’s death
- Knowingly and willingly committed assault or murder
If the death was caused by a driver under the influence, elder abuse, a loose handrail in a stairwell, a faulty smoke alarm, or any other wrongful or negligent act, taking swift legal action will ensure that your lawyer has ample time to investigate the events surrounding the death and build a strong case.
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.
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.