Halawa, HI – Crash Involving Cyclist on Moanalua Fwy Causes Injuries
October 24, 2022
Halawa, HI (October 24, 2022) – A collision involving a bicycle rider and a vehicle left at least one victim with injuries on Monday, October 24th in Halawa.
According to local sources, the crash took place at about 12:40 p.m. in the lefthand lane of the Moanalua Freeway between the exit for Red Hill and the exit for Kahuapaani.
HPD officers and Emergency Medical Services responded to the area for reports of a cyclist struck by a car. At least one person was taken by EMTs for medical evaluation and treatment.
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.
Distracted Driving in Hawaii
Nationwide studies have shown that driving while distracted is actually more dangerous than driving under the influence. Data supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10% of all fatal collisions nationwide involve a distracted driver, representing more than 3,000 deaths every single year.
Distracted driving is defined as any action that takes a driver’s hands off the wheel, eyes off the road, and attention away from driving. Hawaii law currently prohibits the use of a cell phone while driving unless it is hands-free. It also prohibits texting while driving, or any driver who is 18 or younger using any kind of electronic communication device, whether or not it is hands-free.
The Hawai’i Department of Transportation has published data showing that the three leading factors in automobile crashes across the state are:
- Distracted driving
- Driver intoxication
Although the state is constantly implementing severe penalties for those who conduct themselves negligently, accidents still happen every single day; most of them caused by distracted driving.
Anytime a driver is paying attention to something other than safely operating a vehicle on the roadway, safety becomes a major concern for everyone else around them, including other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour while not looking at the road is comparable to driving the length of a football field with your eyes shut.
Our Honolulu bike accident attorneys have decades of experience in successfully negotiating these types of cases and are fully prepared to advise and guide you and your family throughout the entire legal process.
Contact our Halawa bicycle accident lawyers today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a complimentary review of your potential personal injury claim.
At the law offices of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we provide our clients with peace of mind. While you are healing from your injuries, we are working to get you the compensation you are entitled to for your damages.
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.