Hilo, HI – Pedestrian Critical After Being Struck by Driver at Ululani St and Hualālai St
May 13, 2022
Hilo, HI (May 12, 2022) – Police on the Big Island are currently investigating a hit-and-run collision that left one pedestrian in critical condition on Wednesday, May 11th.
Detectives said that the crash took place at about 8:00 a.m. in the area of Hualālai Street and Ululani Street next to the Hilo Driver Licensing Station in Hilo.
A report shows that a 64-year-old woman was standing outside of her parked pick-up truck when she was struck by a white SUV traveling northbound on Hualālai Street.
The driver of the SUV then fled the scene leaving behind the badly injured victim.
Upon their arrival, emergency responders transported the pedestrian to the Hilo Medical Center with critical injuries. She was later med flighted to the Queens Medical Center on Oahu for additional medical treatment. Her current condition is unknown.
Through eyewitness testimonies and diligent investigation, local law enforcement has been able to identify the registered owner of the SUV. They have since recovered the vehicle and are actively moving forward with their investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Injuries in Hawaii
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.
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.