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July 2013 Archives

Rain triggers multiple car accidents around Honolulu

When it rains, it pours, the old saying goes and it also slips, slides, skids and rolls over. The "it" being cars and trucks on the roads in and around Honolulu yesterday. The Honolulu police had to deal with a spate of car and truck accidents during the Monday afternoon commute.

Hitting a cow while driving is no joke

The ways in which you can be injured or killed while driving a car or truck never fail to amaze. This story comes from a long way from Hawaii, but is the sort of truck accident that could occur anywhere. Four people were killed in Tennessee when a cow wandered on to Interstate 40. The cow was struck by a semitrailer truck, which then crossed the median and hit another semi truck and a SUV. The driver and a passenger in the truck that hit the cow were both killed.

Keeping your teen driver safe on the road

Data provided by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) show that car accidents are the leading cause of death for young people between the ages of 16 and 19, causing 25 percent of that age group's fatalities. Furthermore, the summer months are by far the most dangerous for teen drivers; there is a 40 percent greater risk that teen drivers will be involved in an accident in the summer than in the winter. 

Burn injury risk causes dehumidifiers to be recalled -- again

When a product is identified as dangerous, a recall may be ordered to alert consumers and make sure it is no longer sold by retailers. However, even these orders may not be enough to prevent injuries. Readers in Honolulu may be interested to know that a dehumidifier was recently recalled for a second time, largely because injury reports were still being submitted.

Survey finds texters should pay more for insurance than speeders

CarInsurance.com recently released findings from a survey of over 1,000 drivers. The survey, conducted in March of 2013, asked 14 multple-choice questions on topics ranging from the impact of speeding and texting on the cost of insurance to what types of distractions should lead to higher insurance premiums.

Tragic crash on Hawaiian Island leads to death, injury

In the hustle and bustle of everyday American life, many people find themselves rushing to get from one place to another. In some cases, this can result in a decision to operate a vehicle at a speed above the posted limit. Unfortunately for one driver and his passenger, this decision led to a tragic crash in Hilo, Hawaii.