September 27, 2010 – Oahu, HI – The Star Advertiser reports that a motorcyclist died in a single vehicle accident in a darkened area off Kahala Avenue.
John A. Roberts, 41, of Kahuku, was killed the morning of September 12 while heading east on Kahala Avenue. Roberts was attempting to enter a private road off Waialae Country Club Road at the time of the fatal motorcycle accident.
Roberts had attempted to travel through a right-hand bend in the roadway when he hit a curb and rode onto a grassy edge. After his head hit a stone wall, he landed in the middle of the roadway with his motorcycle.
Police suspect that speed may have played a role in the motorcycle accident. Roberts died at the scene of the accident from multiple traumatic injuries, including open head injuries and internal injuries. Roberts was not wearing a helmet at the time of the motorcycle crash.
This is the 40th traffic fatality in Oahu this year, compared to 41 fatalities at this same time last year.
If you have been seriously injured in a motorcycle accident, contact a Honolulu personal injury attorney who can help you determine if you are eligible to file a personal injury claim.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2008 Crash Statistics, there were 107 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Hawaii.
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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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