In 2008, a fatal accident in Hawaii left a family mourning the loss of a child. According to reports, several car accidents involving vehicles that have veered across the center line of traffic on a certain road occurred prior to the 2008 crash. The design of the intersection on Farrington Highway was mentioned in a liability case that the deceased child's family has since filed against the state.
A tragic accident on the island of Maui emphasizes what can happen when one motorist endangers everyone else on the road. This recent accident left one pedestrian injured and another person dead. Reckless drivers are frequently responsible for fatal accidents that cause serious damage.
Anyone who operates a motor vehicle on the road is responsible for watching for pedestrians, cyclists and others who share the road. Accidents involving pedestrians often result in severe injuries or death, and it can fall to grieving family members to seek some measure of legal justice in the wake of a fatal pedestrian accident.
In the Hawaiian Islands, there is a feeling of community. It wouldn't be unusual to see someone stop and help a neighbor in need. That's exactly what one woman did when she saw a vehicle stranded on the side of the Honolulu freeway where a female passenger was visibly injured... only this time the situation took an unexpected turn.
The book 1984 contains the image of Big Brother, and the famous tag line, "Big Brother is watching you." When George Orwell wrote the book in the late 1940s, sophisticated surveillance technology was in its infancy. Today, with the internet, cell phones and GPS, we are all subject to greater scrutiny. For drivers there is concern over what data is collected by computers in their cars, with the potential that it could be used after a car accident to pin blame and assign liability.
The costs of drinking alcohol on the states are expensive. The costs of binge drinking are really expensive. A study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) looking at data from 2006 has determined that excessive drinking of alcohol costs the U.S. $223.5 billion. Excessive drinking costs Hawaii alone $821.5 million, with 40 percent of that cost being covered by the government and ultimately, by taxpayers.
Authorities in Los Angeles are still attempting to figure out the reason behind the Saturday night tragedy on the Venice boardwalk that left one women, a newlywed from Italy, dead after a hit and run by a man who appeared to deliberately drive onto the boardwalk and strike pedestrians.