Honolulu, HI – Teen in Critical Condition After Moped Collision on Kamehameha Hwy
May 31, 2022
Honolulu, HI (May 30, 2022) – A 19-year-old was left with critical injuries following a collision with another vehicle on Kamehameha Highway on Sunday, May 29th.
Emergency Medical Services were dispatched to the scene in Kaʻaʻawa in the area of Kanenelu Beach at about 2:00 p.m. The events leading up to the accident were not made immediately clear.
Officers from the Honolulu Police Department shut down all lanes of Kamehameha Highway to conduct an investigation. The moped operator was transferred to a local medical facility in critical condition
Officers were on the scene and the highway was closed off until late in the afternoon.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Moped Accidents in Hawaii
Motorcycles and mopeds account for only 3% of all registered vehicles in Hawaii, but they are involved in nearly 15% of all fatal traffic collisions. Accidents involving these vehicles 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 moped and motorcycle riders. Regrettably, crashes still happen, and most riders find themselves critically injured in the aftermath.
If you were injured during a moped or 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.
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 victim injury attorneys in Honolulu have been assisting motorcycle accident victims in Hawaii for over six decades.
Our Hawaii personal injury lawyers 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 hurt in a moped or motorcycle accident because of 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.