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Honolulu, HI – Motorcyclist Fatally Struck by SUV on Hwy 11

April 20, 2022

Honolulu, HI (April 20, 2022) – A motorcyclist was killed on Tuesday, April 19th during a two-vehicle accident near Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Police said that the bike, operated by a 21-year-old man, collided with an SUV that failed to yield on Highway 11 directly in front of the park’s entrance at about 8:00 a.m.  

An investigation determined that the motorcyclist was traveling northbound towards Hilo when he crashed into an SUV making a lefthand turn. 

The 65-year-old woman driving the SUV was unharmed. 

Hawaii County police shut down the highway in both directions for several hours as they conducted their investigation. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Motorcycle Accidents in Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Motorcyclist Fatally Struck by SUV on Hwy 11

Motorcycles account for only 3% of all registered vehicles in Hawaii, but they are involved in nearly 15% of all fatal traffic collisions. Motorcycle accidents are typically very serious because not only are riders fully exposed to other vehicles and the asphalt, but they lack even the most rudimentary of safety features.  

The NHTSA’s Share the Road program was created for the sole purpose of raising awareness of the safety of motorcyclists. Regrettably, motorcycle crashes still happen, and most riders find themselves critically injured in the aftermath.

If you were injured during a motorcycle accident in Hawaii, you might be entitled to collect compensation that can cover your medical costs, lost income from being unable to work, and other damages.  

Honolulu Motorcycle Injury Lawyers

While you are healing from your injuries, the last thing you need to be worried about is insurance claims, aggravating paperwork, and complex legal proceedings. Our motorcycle injury attorneys in Honolulu have been assisting motorcycle accident victims in Hawaii for over six decades.

Our knowledgeable Hawaii personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner have the experience required to seek the maximum amount of compensation the law entitles you to through a favorable verdict or a satisfactory settlement.  

If you were injured in a moped accident due to a negligent driver, contact our Hawaii personal injury lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 and scheduling a free, no-obligation assessment of your potential claim.

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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