Hilo, HI - Fatal Traffic Collision Takes One Life on Kapiolani St near W Kawili St
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Hilo, HI – Fatal Traffic Collision Takes One Life on Kapiolani St near W Kawili St

September 15, 2023

Hilo, HI (September 15, 2023) – Police in Hawaii are currently investigating a fatal collision that took the life of one individual. Reports show the incident occurred on Wednesday, September 13 just before 900 a.m. 

A man identified as a 46-year-old from Hilo lost his life in the accident. Sources say it occurred on Kapiolani Street near West Kawili Street. 

At this time, it remains unclear what caused the collision to occur. The man was operating a 2012 Toyota Highlander headed east on West Kawili Street when he was involved in a crash that ended in fatal injuries.

Authorities continue to investigate the details of the crash. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Hawaii Car Crashes

Car crashes are not an uncommon occurrence in the state of Hawaii. In 2020, over 100 people lost their lives in auto collisions in the Aloha State, which is an increase from 2019, despite a drop in driving due to the pandemic. Information provided by the Hawaii Department of Transportation shows that speeding is the main contributing factor to Hawaii car accidents, followed by intoxicated driving and failing to yield the right of way. Over 10,000 car crashes are reported annually throughout the state that cause injuries to thousands of people. 

Speeding can cause drivers to lose control of their vehicles, reduce their ability to react safely to unexpected situations and increase the scope of injuries suffered in collisions. Information provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration shows that nearly 10,000 people lost their lives in speeding-related accidents in 2019 in the United States. This points to the fact that speeding was a common factor in over ¼ of all deaths related to car crashes in the US that year. Additionally, more than 8,400 serious injuries and over 154,000 minor injuries were caused by speeding accidents in 2019. 

When you or someone you love is injured in a crash caused by speeding or another negligent behavior, you deserve to be able to recover without having to worry about money. Working with a lawyer can be helpful in numerous ways, including:

  • Valuable legal advice/guidance
  • Handling communications/negotiations with insurance companies
  • Negotiate a full/fair settlement on your behalf
  • Gather vital evidence/investigate your crash
  • Represent you in court

Especially if you have lost someone you love due to the actions of a negligent driver, a wrongful death lawyer in Hawaii can help you get compensation for a long list of damages, including funeral costs, lost wages, medical care, pain, suffering, and more. 

Call the law office of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner as soon as you can at (808) 537-2525. Schedule a free, confidential review of your potential claim to learn what legal options are available to you. We charge no up-front fees and only get paid if you are able to be fairly compensated for the injuries and damages you incurred as the result of a negligent driver’s 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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