Ala Moana, HI – Moped Rider Injured in Crash at Ke’eaumoku St and Makaloa St
October 12, 2022
Ala Moana, HI (October 12, 2022) – A two-vehicle crash left one person with injuries in the Ala Moana section of Honolulu on Wednesday, October 12th.
Local sources indicate that, at about 10:45 p.m., HPD officers responded to the area of Makaloa Street and Ke’eaumoku Street for reports of a collision involving a moped and a passenger vehicle.
Emergency Medical Services also reported to the scene. At least one patient was transferred by ambulance to a nearby medical facility for further evaluation and care.
No additional information has been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Moped Accidents in Hawaii
The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration show that roughly 5,000 motorcycle and moped riders are killed in traffic accidents nationwide every single year.
For those who survive, moped accidents typically lead to catastrophic injuries caused by the lack of protection afforded to riders. Common moped accident injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Disc herniation
With these catastrophic injuries come catastrophic economic losses. From hospital bills to lost income, and excruciating pain and suffering, the economic backlash of a moped accident is often just as devastating to the victim and their family as the physical injury itself and needs to be dealt with as soon as possible.
Dealing with an accident’s financial component is a laborious process that begins with the collecting of evidence and questioning of witnesses. During the investigatory phase, it is crucial to refrain from talking to an insurance company or any of its agents before you have consulted with a respected Honolulu moped accident lawyer who is familiar with the subtle distinctions in the law as it pertains to liability in moped collisions.
Since July 2015, Hawaii has not required mopeds to carry insurance. This leaves injured, uninsured mopedists at the mercy of the insurer of the at-fault driver. The sole exception to this rule is that any moped that is leased or rented is required to carry no less than $5,000.00 in property damage insurance and $25,000 in bodily injury coverage.
No matter how painful and difficult your injuries are, you don’t have to deal with them on your own. Our Honolulu moped accident lawyers have decades of practice in overseeing these sorts of cases and are ready to walk you step-by-step through the personal injury process.
Speak with a Hawaii personal injury attorney today by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a no-strings-attached appraisal of your potential case to learn what legal options are available.
You could be eligible to collect financial compensation for various damages such as medical bills and lost income along with remuneration for a permanent disability, ongoing medical care, diminished earning capacity, pain, suffering, and emotional trauma.
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.