Hundreds of thousands of visitors flock to Hawaii every year. When traveling throughout the islands, tourists can be exposed to risks under various circumstances. Reckless drivers rank high on the list because their negligence often results in motor vehicle accidents that result in serious injuries or death.
In a recent tragic accident, three people were injured. The crash included pedestrians and two motor vehicles, one of which was an E Noa trolley bus. Apparently, two parents were crossing the street when the trolley hit their 3-year-old child whom they were pushing in a stroller.
The trolley is also said to have smashed into a nearby Jeep. A 60-year-old woman and 58-year-old man inside the Jeep were injured along with the toddler in the stroller. All three victims were transported to an area hospital in serious conditions. The toddler’s family was apparently visiting Hawaii from Japan, and the other injured victims were reportedly from Las Vegas. All have expressed their gratitude at the compassion and assistance offered to them in their time of need.
Reckless drivers can really bring the adventures of nice vacations to screaming halts when tourists are forced to spend the rest of their visits in hospital beds. The anguish of such situations often extends beyond immediate recovery. Injured victims may have need of continued medical care or physical therapy that brings about unexpected financial debt that they are unable to meet. Hawaii law protects injured victims by allowing them to file claims against those deemed responsible for their injuries in order to obtain compensation that can be used to help relieve that debt.
Source: staradvertiser.com, “Three people hurt in crash that closed Ala Wai Boulevard“, May 14, 2016