A fatal accident occurred in Hawaii on a recent Saturday that resulted in the loss of two lives. The tragedy took place on Queen Ka’ahumanu Highway. Car accidents such as this one sometimes result in a driver being arrested when suspicion of reckless driving or other wrongful action is a factor in a collision.
The tragic crash in Kailua-Kona was said to involve three vehicles. According police, a 23-year-old female was heading southbound on the highway when she seems to have veered across the center line of traffic and into the northbound lane. Reports indicate that upon crossing left of center, the woman’s vehicle struck another car that was heading north at the time. Moments later, she reportedly crashed head-on into a motorcycle that was also traveling north and was carrying two riders.
The woman whose vehicle was struck first was reported to have refused any medical treatment. Sadly, the motorcyclist, a 47-year-old male, and his passenger were both pronounced dead after being transported to a nearby hospital. Autopsy results to determine the specific cause of death are pending in the accident.
The woman who is believed to have caused the crash was taken to an area hospital for treatment and was released later. Police placed her under arrest on suspicion of negligent homicide. According to reports, she was released from custody while further investigations are conducted. Fatal Hawaii car accidents that are caused by negligent or reckless driving sometimes result in the filing of a civil lawsuit by the immediate surviving family members of any victims, seeking financial relief for damages sustained in the collision.
Source: hawaiinewsnow.com, “Woman arrested for negligent homicide following fatal accident in Kailua-Kona“, May 10, 2015