Haleiwa, HI – Auto Accident on Waimea Valley Rd near Kamehameha Hwy Results in Injuries
December 15, 2022
Haleiwa, HI (December 15, 2022) – On the afternoon of December 15, a car crash happened in Haleiwa that resulted in injuries. According to reports, the incident took place at around 12:36 p.m.
Sources say at least two cars crashed in the vicinity of Waimea Valley Road on the Kamehameha Highway. At least one person was hurt in the accident.
Various responders were sent to help at the crash scene. Injured parties were treated before being transported to local hospitals for further care. Their names have not been reported at this time.
Traffic delays ensued in the area while the accident scene was active. Local police asked drivers to use different routes of travel for the time being.
We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.
Hawaii Car Accidents
Car wrecks happen numerous times per day in Hawaii. Three leading causes of auto accidents in the state include:
- Driver distraction
- Driver intoxication
The United States has conducted studies to suggest that distracted driving is actually less safe than driving while intoxicated. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that about 10% of all fatal accidents throughout the nation involve a distracted driver. This represents over 3,000 fatalities per year.
Driving while distracted includes any action that takes a driver’s attention away from the roadway for any amount of time. Information provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveals that driving at 55 miles per hour without looking at the road is equivalent to driving the length of a football field while blindfolded.
It is illegal to use a cell phone while driving in the state of Hawaii unless the device is hands-free. Texting and driving are also against the law, and drivers under the age of 18 are strictly prohibited from using any type of electronic device while driving.
Safety instantly becomes a major issue when a driver is paying attention to anything other than the road in front of them and the vehicles, pedestrians, and cyclists around them.
Regardless of the harsh penalties constantly implemented against negligent drivers in Hawaii, it still remains a serious issue that causes injuries and fatalities.
At the law firm of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner, we work to provide our injured clients with peace of mind. While you work on getting better, we work on getting you justice and financial compensation. You are entitled to compensation if you were injured by the actions of a negligent driver, and we work hard to provide you with what you deserve.
Contact our Hawaii car accident lawyers today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a complimentary review of your personal injury claim.
Our Hawaii car accident lawyers have years of experience in successfully negotiating these types of cases and are fully prepared to guide and advise you and your family throughout the entire legal process.
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.