February 4, 2011 – Honolulu, HI – A Nimitz Highway hit and run accident on January 18 leaving a pedestrian in critical condition is being investigated by police.
A report from the Star Advertisersays the 29-year-old victim was crossing Nimitz Highway at a marked crosswalk around 9 p.m. near the Kmart when he was struck by a vehicle that fled the scene.
Police are now searching for a 1992 gray Honda Civic with license plate JBW 216. The vehicle has possible front passenger-side damage from the Nimitz Highway hit and run. One possible suspect has been identified, but the case is still undergoing investigation. Excessive speed is a potential factor in the crash.
The victim, who has no local address, was taken by paramedics to Queen’s Medical Center with head and other injuries. He was listed in critical condition upon arrival. The accident caused the Ewa-bound lanes of Nimitz Highway to be closed for 3 hours as the crash was investigated.
Hit and run accidents are often difficult to deal with because of the lack of another party to blame for the accident. If you have been injured or lost a loved one in a hit and run car accident, you should contact a Honolulu personal injury attorney to discuss your options in filing a Hawaii personal injury claim.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Crash Statistics, there were 109 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 occurring in Hawaii that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Common 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.
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