July 25, 2010 – Honolulu, HI – Police traffic invesgiators believe two racing cars were to blame for the death of an 11-year-old Kamiloiki Elementary School student.
Star Advertiser reports that the student was the victim of a wrong-way driver on Kalanianaole Highway early Sunday morning. His cousin watched the ordeal from her own vehicle. Two cars including a black Honda Accord had sped past her on the wrong side of the highway, the Accord striking a Hyundai Elantra that was in front of the car.
The Elantra, carrying relatives of the victim, was about to make a left turn when the Accord hit the left side of the trunk. The victim was ejected from the vehicle and his body was found two driveways down, the child was pronounced dead at the scene. The other passengers in the Elantra were taken in the hospital and listed in stable condition.
The driver of the Accord, was arrested on suspicion of negligent homicide and DUI. The tragic car crash is still under investigation.
This car accident is the first fatal crash on Kalanianaole Highway since 2003, but the stretch of road has a history of speeding incidents. The State Department of Transportation has improved safety features along other parts of the highway, but not the particular stretch where the child was killed.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Crash Statistics, there were 107 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Hawaii.
As a service to the residents of the Big Island and surrounding cities, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Hawaii that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Common car accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-vehicle accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers;
If you have been named in this blog or you are the victim’s family member or friend and would like the blog removed from our website, please feel free to contact us and we will promptly accommodate your request.
After a serious car accident in Hawaii, you should be able to spend your time focusing on your recovery; not dealing with insurance adjustors, never-ending paperwork and complicated legalese. Hawaii attorneys Davis Levin Livingston will fight for your rights while you focus on healing. Serving accident victims on Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai and beyond. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 1-866-806-4349.