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Halawa, HI – HPD Responds to Motor Vehicle Crash With Injuries on Moanalua Fwy

May 17, 2022

Halawa, HI (May 16, 2022) – On Monday, May 16th, officers with the Honolulu Police Department and first responders were called to the scene of a collision involving at least two vehicles in Halawa. 

According to a source with knowledge of the incident, the crash took place at about 10:00 p.m. in the westbound lanes of the Moanalua Freeway at the ramp connecting to Ala Kapuna. 

The disabled vehicles have since been moved onto the righthand shoulder. 

EMTs also responded to the scene. Bystanders stated that they loaded at least one injured person into the back of an ambulance. The total number of victims and the severity of their injuries are not known at this time.  

This accident is under investigation by the Honolulu Police Department, which is currently working to determine its cause. It is unknown if driver impairment or speed played a role.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Car Accidents in Hawaii

Halawa, HI - HPD Responds to Motor Vehicle Crash With Injuries on Moanalua Fwy

Once in a while, vehicle accidents are caused by a single outside force; an entity or thing over which neither driver has any power. It is much more common, however, for a vehicle accident to be the result of manifold elements that cumulatively build up to a single, gruesome event. While it is absolutely true that, every so often, liability cannot be placed on anyone involved in the crash, an enormous percentage of serious auto crashes are caused by the irresponsible actions of one or both drivers. 

The most common kinds of driver negligence that result in these serious car accidents are:

  • Distracted driving, such as drivers sending text messages, watching videos, and making telephone calls
  • Driving under the influence of drugs, alcohol, or certain prescription medications 
  • Drivers acting aggressively or recklessly
  • Drivers who do not keep their vehicles well maintained and have bald tires, missing wing mirrors, et al.
  • Roadways and intersections that are badly designed, such as those with obstructed views or those missing traffic lights or signs

These and innumerable other forms of negligent actions place the lives of thousands of people in jeopardy each and every single day, including children, joggers, walkers, cyclists, and even those in other vehicles on the roadway.

The state of Hawaii follows standard no-fault auto insurance laws, meaning that, for the most part, the injured person or persons will need to file a claim with their own insurer for recovery of any accident-related medical expenses no matter what caused their accident. 

If an auto collision left you with serious injuries as well as medical and hospital bills totaling over $5,000, with a life-long handicap, or disfigured, you are most likely be eligible to pursue compensation from the at-fault driver.

Our Hawaii car accident lawyers have years of experience in successfully negotiating these types of cases and are fully prepared to guide and advise you and your family throughout the entire legal process.

Contact our Hawaii car crash lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free assessment of your potential claim to discover what legal options are available to you.   

Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, and local and state police incident reports to create these posts. We have not independently verified all of the facts surrounding this particular accident so if there is any information that is incorrect, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available. 

Disclaimer: This post is not a solicitation for business. The photo used in this post was not taken at the actual accident scene. None of the information in this post is intended to be legal advice or medical advice. If you are injured in an accident, seek medical assistance immediately. 

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