Ewa Beach, HI – Hit & Run Driver Injures Elderly Bicyclist on Ft Weaver Rd near Keaunui Dr
May 23, 2023
Ewa Beach, HI (May 23, 2023) – Authorities are searching for a hit-and-run driver who left the scene of a crash they caused that seriously injured an elderly bicyclist. The crash happened on Sunday night, May 21.
At around 6:15 p.m., emergency responders were sent to the scene located on Fort Weaver Road near Keaunui Drive. Police in Honolulu state a 74-year-old man was headed north on Fort Weaver Road on a bicycle when he was rear-ended by someone operating a light-colored van.
The van kept heading north without stopping to render aid. At this time, authorities in Honolulu are investigating the details of the accident.
The roadway was blocked for an extended period of time, causing substantial traffic delays in the area.
We hope for the full and fast recovery of the injured victim.
Hawaii Bicycle Accidents
Each day, bicycle accidents happen throughout the United States. In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that more than 50,000 bicyclists sustained injuries in crashes with motor vehicles. The bulk of these events happened due to driver error/negligence.
There are countless reasons car crashes happen, including:
- Exceeding the speed limit
- Driving when inattentive
- Not yielding the right-of-way
- Inadequate car maintenance
- Driving while impaired
- Disobeying traffic signals and signage
- Following too closely behind another car (tailgating)
- Failure to employ turn signals
- Lack of experience
The term carelessness is specifically defined in the context of personal injury law. Prior to providing a statement to the insurance company or agreeing to any settlement offer, it is important to speak with a reputable personal injury attorney in Hawaii about the facts of your crash.
When bicycles are struck by larger, heavier vehicles, bicyclists often sustain severe injuries. A fragile human body is simply no match for a moving car, truck, or van. Additionally, bicyclists may be easily catapulted from their bikes, causing them to sustain secondary injuries if they collide with another car, the roadway, buildings, or other structures in the direct vicinity of the collision.
Some of the most common injuries bicyclists sustain include:
- Cracked or broken bones
- Trauma to the brain
- Contusions and cutaneous wounds
- Spinal cord injuries
- Damage to essential internal organs
These and numerous other injuries often caused by bicycle accidents may cause great mental suffering and bodily harm. In addition, injuries of this magnitude might prevent a victim from going back to work for weeks or months, resulting in a significant loss of pay. In extreme situations, victims may need in-home healthcare to help them complete average daily tasks.
A qualified lawyer can help you collect full and fair financial compensation for these and any losses you may have endured due to your bicycle accident.
If you were hurt in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent motorist, please get in touch with our Hawaii bicycle accident attorneys immediately at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free, no-obligation evaluation of your possible personal injury 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 incorrect information, 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.