Hawaii car accidents: Retired firefighter killed on Oahu

On Behalf of | Mar 12, 2017 | Car Accidents |

Many individuals find it difficult to respond to a vehicle that crosses into oncoming traffic. Similar car accidents are often severe and have the potential to cause serious injury to anyone involved, or worse. A recent collision in Hawaii left two people hospitalized and killed another after a van crossed into oncoming traffic.

According to police, a 64-year-old man was driving his minivan in a westbound lane when he began to swerve back and forth. Apparently he ran into a concrete barrier before crossing the median into oncoming traffic, causing a collision with two cars. He was taken to the hospital, and is reportedly in critical condition. One of the other drivers was also hospitalized after the accident, but is apparently in fair condition. The male driver of the other car died at the scene.

The 65-year-old man who died in the accident was a retired firefighter in Hawaii. Other firefighters and friends of the man have reached out to show emotional support to the victim’s family after the tragic accident. Unfortunately, grief may not be the only concern in a similar situation, with end-of-life expenses often causing surviving family members to experience periods of financial struggle as well.

An investigation will likely determine what caused the man to cross the median. Individuals who are found to be negligent in car accidents may be held accountable for their actions through the civil justice system. When facing a similar situation, many people in Hawaii speak with a personal injury attorney for advice on how to file a wrongful death claim against the party deemed at fault.