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Makawao, HI – One Injured When Driver Crashes Through Business on Baldwin Ave

August 2, 2022

Makawao, HI (August 02, 2022) – Officers from the Maui Police Department responded to reports of a vehicle plowing through the front of a local shop in Makawao on Monday, August 1st. 

Police reported to the scene at about 3:00 p.m. and discovered that a Mercedes Benz sedan had crashed into the Rodeo General Store in the 3600th block of Baldwin Avenue. 

According to reports, the driver of the Mercedes was attempting to straighten the vehicle within a parking space when they collided with a Chevrolet pick-up truck. 

The driver of the Mercedes then accidentally accelerated and crashed through the store’s front entrance. 

Police said one of the store’s employees, an adult female, sustained unspecified injuries during the incident. The business experienced an estimated $20,000 worth of physical damage. 

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

Pedestrian Injuries in Hawaii

Makawao, HI - One Injured When Driver Crashes Through Business on Baldwin Ave

While a very minute portion of pedestrian accidents are intentionally committed by nefarious drivers, many of them are caused by basic driver negligence. 

The most frequently-seen types of negligent motorists in Hawaii are drivers who are:

  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Distracted
  • Disregarding traffic signs or signals
  • Failing to observe crosswalks
  • Not using their turn indicators
  • Failing to exercise safety precautions during inclement weather
  • Failing to exercise due caution in places where children could potentially be present

It is necessary to bear in mind that if you, even as the injured victim, have even the tiniest bit of fault allocated to you, the negligent driver that struck you might only be required to pay you partial compensation for your accident-related damages. 

Anyplace that is used regularly by both motor vehicles and pedestrians, the chances of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle are much, much greater. It only takes one careless or reckless driver to leave a pedestrian critically injured or even dead.

The Hawaii Islands are a preeminent vacation spot for visitors from all over. Regrettably, this causes locals and tourists alike to encounter more pedestrian accidents than in almost any other state. 

The legal team at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner has several decades of combined experience in successfully handling pedestrian injury claims. This means that our lawyers have a first-hand understanding of what is required to prove fault for an accident. 

No matter what events led up to the accident, we know the best way to show that the driver was responsible. With our painstaking collection of any necessary documentation, combined with our thorough investigation, exhaustive witness testimonies, and carefully constructed arguments, we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you get the recovery you deserve.

When you contact our Hawaii pedestrian injury lawyers at (808) 537-2525, you can feel confident that we will start work on your case right away. We know how important it is for you to receive the compensation you are entitled to as quickly as possible.

In order to move forward after deciding to file a pedestrian accident claim, you will need to show that the person who hit you was negligent or otherwise accountable through their actions. 

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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