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Honolulu, HI – 76-Year-Old in Critical Condition After Accident on N Kukui St near Maunakea St

January 3, 2023

Honolulu, HI (January 3, 2023) – At around 9:00 p.m. on Monday night, January 2, a car accident occurred in Honolulu that injured one person. 

According to information from local responders, the accident happened on North Kukui Street near Maunakea Street in Chinatown. A 76-year-old pedestrian suffered critical injuries after being struck by a vehicle. 

The vehicle then fled the scene without rendering aid. Responders stated the pedestrian was crossing in a marked crosswalk with the walk sign illuminated. 

The pedestrian was transported to a local hospital with critical injuries. 

Police continue to investigate the details of the accident. 

We hope for the full recovery of the injured pedestrian. 

Hawaii Pedestrian Accidents

Pedestrian accidents can happen for a number of different reasons. However, more than half the time, drivers are at fault for not paying close enough attention. Driver distraction is on the rise across the United States, causing over 400,000 traffic collisions per year. A percentage of these collisions involve pedestrians who sustain serious or even fatal injuries. Also in the past decade, pedestrian crashes have risen by over 55% in the US. This is most likely due to the increased number of distracted and otherwise negligent drivers on our roadways. 

Drunk or speeding drivers who hit pedestrians in or near the roadway will be held liable for the damages caused by the accident. Pedestrians are often able to collect full and fair financial compensation for medical care, vehicle repairs, wage loss, and more when they are hurt by the actions of negligent drivers. 

At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we are fully dedicated to helping our clients recover in the fastest and easiest way possible. Following being injured in a pedestrian crash in Hawaii, you only have two years from the date the crash occurred to file a personal injury claim for compensation. It is important to contact a lawyer in a timely manner after your accident so they can get started on building you a solid legal claim for compensation. 

Pedestrian injuries usually involve a lot of medical bills, pain, and suffering. You do not have to face this on your own. Allow the lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner to help you through this trying time. 

If you were injured in an accident due to a negligent driver, contact our pedestrian injury attorneys in Honolulu today by calling (808) 537-2525. Schedule a free and confidential assessment of your potential case to find out what legal options are available to you.   

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 med

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