Hawai’i Pedestrian Accident Cases and Information

Honolulu’s Distracted Walking Law

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If you live in Honolulu, you could be charged with distracted walking if you pull out your cell phone while crossing a crosswalk. It may not seem logical that the city has a law in place to stop this practice,

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Pedestrian Safety in Hawaii

Hawaii is a state that draws in a substantial amount of tourists each year, many of which choose to walk to get from restaurants to beaches to hotels and beyond. Combined with the increasing resident population, the streets are often

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2014 Off to a Bad Start to For Pedestrian Safety in Hawai’i

The New Year has gotten off to a tragic start for the families of two different pedestrians in Honolulu, both of who were struck and killed in separate accidents only three days into the New Year. One incident may have

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DUI Hit and Run Death Results in Prison Sentence for Driver

A 41-year-old Alison Taylor was recently sentenced to 10 years in prison after pleading no contest to first-degree negligent homicide, leaving the scene of an accident and DUI after a hit-and-run that cost a 20-year-old man his life. The incident

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“Doorings” Bicycle Accidents in Hawaii

In the state of Hawaii, there are rules and regulations that bicyclists are required to follow. These rules are meant to keep bicyclists safe. Some of the rules that you need to follow: Always ride with the flow of traffic

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Efforts Needed To Protect Protected Pedestrians, Bicyclists in Hawaii

Nationwide, the number of people who choose to bicycle or walk to work increased by 57% between 2000 and 2009.  In Hawaii, that increase was especially pronounced, and the state overall ranked at number 6 in a comparison of all 50 states for biking and walking levels.  Unfortunately, considering the number of people who walk or bike to work in Hawaii, accident lawyers believe that the state does not fare as well when it comes to pedestrian and bicycling safety.                                                                                                                                   
In fact, when it comes to bicycle and pedestrian accident fatalities, Hawaii ranked at number 21 in a comparison of all 50 states.  Even the state of New York with one of the country’s most congested cities, fares much better than Hawaii.  When it comes to a comparison of cities in bicycle and pedestrian accident fatalities, Honolulu is ranked at number 10, with Boston at number one ranked as the city with the lowest number of pedestrian and bicycling fatality numbers.

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Student Killed in Hawaii Pedestrian Accident

Police are still looking for a hit-and-run driver they believe caused a pedestrian accident in Honolulu that killed a nineteen-year-old student.

The Hawaii Catholic University student was walking at a crosswalk, just steps from her school, when she was struck by the car.  Police believe that the student had just gotten off the bus stop near the crosswalk, and was walking on the crosswalk in an attempt to get to the campus when she was hit.  The accident left her with fatal injuries.

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Fatal Pedestrian Accidents Increasing in Oahu

December 14, 2010 – Honolulu, HI – The number of pedestrians killed in Oahu in 2010 is almost double the number of pedestrians killed in 2009, according to a report on KITV.com.

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Police Increase Pedestrian Safety after Honolulu Mother Killed by Car

July 10, 2010 – Honolulu, HI – 57-year old Mary Kim Tanh Vu, mother of two, was out for her morning walk when she crossed Waiakamilo Road and was struck by a passing car.

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