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Honolulu, HI – One Dead in Collision Between Two Tractor-Trailers on Hanua St

May 31, 2022

Honolulu, HI (May 30, 2022) – A tractor-trailer operator died when he was crushed by his own freight during a collision with another tractor-trailer on Monday, May 30th in Kapolei. 

The incident occurred at about 4:30 a.m. in the 91-200 block of Hanua Street. The Honolulu Fire Department said that crews arrived on the scene and discover that one tractor-trailer had crashed into another.  

 Crash investigators from the Honolulu Police Department determined that the operator was traveling northbound on Hanua Street when, for reasons still under investigation, they crashed into another truck. 

The force of the impact resulted in the striking vehicle’s payload sliding forward and fatally crushing the driver who has since been identified as a 57-year-old man from Waipahu.

Emergency responders used the Jaws of Life to extricate the victim’s body from the wreckage. Their identity has not been released.

No one else was injured in the incident, the cause of which is still under investigation. 

According to investigators, neither alcohol, drugs, nor speed appears to have contributed to the crash.

This is the 22nd fatal motor vehicle accident on Oahu this year.

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

Vehicle Collisions in Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - One Dead in Collision Between Two Tractor-Trailers on Hanua St

Although there are many different kinds of vehicle accidents and many different ways they can happen, they all share one thing in common; they are predisposed to causing serious injuries to the occupants of the involved vehicle as well as those around them. 

Although a majority of accidents are the result of driver error, some can also can be attributed to or made worse by faulty safety mechanisms or a defective product. Additionally, some vehicles are very prone to rollovers, specifically sport utility vehicles. 

Certain vehicle models also have roofs or sides that are unable to withstand the impact produced by an accident, contributing to the injuries and deaths they cause. People who are injured in car accidents may be entitled to financial compensation for their injuries and other damages.

If you were injured in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, it is important that you reach out to a reputable Hawaii personal injury lawyer who understands what you and your family are going through. Having an experienced and aggressive advocator on your side will ensure you receive the full financial compensation for your injuries.

Not only are accident victims forced to cope with daily pain and suffering, but they also face rapidly accumulating medical bills while being unable to work. If you were hurt due to the carelessness of another driver, you are most likely entitled to pursue a personal injury case against the person responsible. 

Our car accident attorneys in Hawaii have extensive experience in handling these kinds of cases and are ready to guide you through the process.

We are dedicated to helping our clients recover in the quickest and most comfortable way possible. If you were hurt in an accident caused by a negligent driver, contact our Hawaii vehicle injury lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525. Schedule a free, confidential review of your potential claim to learn 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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