Honolulu, HI – Two-Vehicle Crash on Kuhio Hwy Puts Four in Hospital
May 13, 2022
Honolulu, HI (May 12, 2022) – Two children and two adults are in the hospital following a motor vehicle accident on Kuhio Highway on Friday, May 6th.
The crash took place at about 1:30 p.m. in the area of Pili Road and Kuhio Highway.
The stretch of Kuhio Highway that runs through Kilauea was shut down in both directions for almost three hours to allow for investigation and road clean-up.
The Kauai Police Department reported that a 39-year-old woman driving southbound in a Honda SUV tried to make a lefthand turn onto Pili Road when she collided with a northbound Kia SUV driven by a 69-year-old man.
The woman received critical injuries and was transported via ambulance to Wilcox Hospital.
The man and both of his child passengers sustained unspecified non-critical injuries. All three were also taken to Wilcox Hospital.
Investigators are waiting for blood test results to determine if driver impairment played a role in the crash.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Hawaii
Some motor vehicle collisions are caused by a single outside influence over which neither driver has control. It is much more common, however, for auto accidents to be the end result of many different factors that culminate into a single, terrible event. Although it is true that, once in a great while, no one is to blame, an overwhelming number of serious car accidents are caused by negligent actions on the part of one or both drivers.
Some common forms of negligence that result in serious auto collisions include:
- Inattentive drivers, such as those reading text messages and making telephone calls
- Drives who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Drivers who are aggressive or reckless
- Vehicles that are poorly maintained
- Roadways and intersections that are badly designed
These and numerous other forms of negligence put thousands of innocent people in harm’s way each and every day, including joggers, bicyclists, pedestrians, children, and even other motorists and their passengers.
When someone behind the wheel of an object that has the power to kill is careless, irresponsible, or distracted for even a second, the chances of them killing an innocent victim or leaving a victim with critical injuries are quite high.
The state of Hawaii abides by no-fault car insurance laws. This means that generally speaking, injured parties will have to file a claim with their own insurance company for repayment of their medical costs no matter how the accident happened.
If a motor vehicle accident left you with serious injuries and significant medical expenses that equal $5,000 or more or left you with a permanent disability or disfigurement, you may be eligible to pursue compensation from the driver who caused them.
A vehicle accident lawyer in Honolulu who has decades of experience in understanding and working with Hawaii’s state-specific laws and statutes can offer you reliable advice on the most pragmatic way to obtain the financial compensation you deserve following a serious car crash. Our job is to hold the at-fault driver responsible for the damages and losses they caused.
Our Hawaii personal injury lawyers have ample experience in dealing with these types of cases and are prepared to guide you and your family through the 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.