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South Kohala, HI – Teen Involved in Old Saddle Rd Accident Dies at Hospital

July 25, 2022

South Kohala, HI (July 24, 2022) – A girl died after a single-car crash on Friday, July 22nd on Old Saddle Road in South Kohala that initially left three people with injuries. 

The teen has been identified as a 17-year-old female from Kailua-Kona.

Local police responded to the scene at about 11:45 a.m. Their investigation determined that a 2016 Toyota 4Runner SUV driven by Crowe was driving on the mountainside of the street when the driver failed to successfully negotiate a righthand turn and veered off the roadway.

The vehicle then crashed into a dirt embankment and overturned multiple times, ejecting the victim. She was taken by ambulance to the Queen’s North Hawai‘i Community Hospital where she passed away the next day. 

Both of her 17-year-old female passengers, residents of Waikōloa, also sustained injuries. The teens were also transported to the QNHCH for immediate care. They are currently listed in stable condition. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Wrongful Death Suits in Hawaii

South Kohala, HI - Teen Involved in Old Saddle Rd Accident Dies at Hospital

Depending on the events surrounding the fatal incident, recovery might be available for damages including:

  • Loss of consortium 
  • Loss of love and guidance
  • Medical bills amassed prior to death
  • Loss of services and support for the household
  • Lost income and financial assistance
  • Funeral costs/Burial or cremation expenses

Anytime a person’s dereliction, misconduct, or negligence results in someone’s death, their surviving family members are entitled to bring a claim of wrongful death against the at-fault party.

A wrongful death action is a civil claim. This means it will be overseen in a civil court and will be completely separate from any corresponding criminal case that may involve the defendant. 

Since it is a civil claim, the primary goal of a wrongful death suit is adjudicating whether the respondent is liable for the damages endured by the deceased and their surviving family. Just like other civil injury claims, those filing the suit will be required to show that the respondent is responsible or otherwise accountable for the death due to their negligence.

While absolutely no amount of money will turn back the clock to before your loved one died, a successful outcome to a wrongful death claim can give surviving relatives the justice and financial recovery they deserve.  

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. If you lost a loved one in an accident due to a negligent driver, contact our Hawaii wrongful death lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 and scheduling a free, no-obligation assessment of your potential claim.

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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