On Friday evening, a man was killed in a pedestrian accident in Maui. At around 9:24 p.m., a 41-year-old male pedestrian was struck by a vehicle as he attempted to cross the roadway near Dairy Road and Ohekani Street. The vehicle, a pickup truck, fled the scene of the accident and witnesses claim the front end and a headlight sustained damage in the accident. The pedestrian was transported to the hospital in critical condition and died from his injuries a short time later. Maui police will release his identity once the next of kin is notified. Anyone with any information regarding the crash or the whereabouts of the pickup truck and driver should contact the authorities.
Millions of individuals prefer walking to any other form of travel. A pedestrian accident involving the collision of a motor vehicle and a pedestrian can be violent. While pedestrians should follow every possible safety precaution, it is most important for motorists to be fully aware of their surrounds at all times. Distracted driving is one of the most common causes of pedestrian accidents and one that is easily avoidable. Cell phones, passengers, GPS devices, and radios can distract a driver from responsibly operating their vehicle. If a distracted driver has caused an accident in which you suffered damages, it is necessary to consult an experienced pedestrian accident attorney today.
The St. Louis personal injury lawyers at Meyerkord & Kurth are eager to provide you with a free consultation regarding your accident. We will speak with you and analyze the circumstances to determine if you have grounds to file a case. Our attorneys will educate you on your rights to recovering compensation for your damages. Contact us today to speak with a seasoned, award-winning attorney.