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Honolulu, HI – Bicyclist Killed in Traffic Accident on N Nimitz Hwy near Kalihi

April 26, 2023

Honolulu, HI (April 26, 2023) – A bicyclist was killed after they were hit by a car in Kalihi on Tuesday night, April 25. Information provided by Honolulu police shows the incident occurred at around 9:40 p.m. 

Authorities and paramedics responded to the scene located on the North Nimitz Highway in the area of Kalihi. Police stated a 20-year-old male traveling west onto the North Nimitz Highway from the H-1 Freeway off-ramp collided with a bicyclist, age 58, headed east on the highway. 

Police say the bicyclist was thrown onto the pavement, where he sustained severe and fatal injuries. He was pronounced deceased on-site. Police are currently investigating whether negligence played a factor in the cause of the crash. 

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

Hawaii Pedestrian Crashes

Pedestrian accidents happen all the time in the United States and throughout Hawaii. Every year, over 100,000 pedestrian crashes are reported throughout the United States that injure over 5,000 people and take hundreds of lives. In Hawaii, numerous people sustain injuries, and some even lose their lives in pedestrian collisions each year. Sadly, the majority of these collisions are preventable and happen due to the actions of negligent drivers. 

Currently, driver distraction is the leading type of driver negligence in the United States. Every year, more than 400,000 car crashes happen due to negligent driving. Other common types of driver negligence seen in Hawaii and across the U.S. include driver intoxication, fatigue, and speeding. All of these are extremely dangerous and almost always result in injuries or fatalities for those involved. 

When you or someone you love has been hurt in a crash caused by driver negligence, you deserve to be able to recover without having to worry about money. When you lose a loved one in a pedestrian crash, a wrongful death lawyer in Hawaii can help you gather financial compensation for funeral costs, wage loss, medical care costs, and more. Losing someone you love in a fatal accident can very well be one of the most difficult experiences you go through in your life. Allow a skilled lawyer to help you get the justice and financial compensation you deserve after this difficult and trying time in your life. 

An attorney will investigate each aspect of your claim and work to hold negligent parties accountable for their actions. Additionally, they will aggressively negotiate with the insurance company so you can get the financial compensation you’re entitled to. 

Call the law office of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner to talk to a lawyer about how we can help you recover. You can reach our office by calling (808) 537-2525 for a no-cost consultation with an attorney if you have any concerns or questions concerning the above issues. Our highly-qualified and reputable team is here to help you and yours in the aftermath of an accident that was caused by no fault of your own. 

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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