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Honolulu, HI – Bicyclist Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver at King St and Ward Ave

August 14, 2022

Honolulu, HI (August 14, 2022) – A cyclist sustained serious injuries during a vehicle crash on Thursday, August 11th after being ejected from his bicycle in the area of Ward Avenue and King Street. 

At about 5:30 p.m., a 60-year-old man was riding his bicycle in the westbound bike lane when he was struck by an eastbound vehicle making a lefthand turn from King Street, onto Ward Avenue, directly into the cyclist’s path.

After the crash, the driver fled the scene.

The cyclist was transported by ambulance to a nearby hospital in serious condition. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Injuries to Cyclists in Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Bicyclist Seriously Injured by Hit-and-Run Driver at King St and Ward Ave

When cyclists are hit by larger, heavier automobiles, the injuries they usually receive are quite serious. A human body, frail as it is, is absolutely no match for a truck, car, or even a motorcycle, especially one in motion. Additionally, riders can easily be ejected from their bicycles and receive secondary injuries after they come into abrupt contact with the asphalt, another vehicle, structures, or buildings in the vicinity of the accident.

Some of the most common kinds of injuries that cyclists in Hawaii sustain include:

  • Broken or fractured bones
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Contusions and lacerations
  • Damage to the spinal cord
  • Damage to vital internal organs

These and numerous other injuries that are often the result of drivers striking cyclists can result in a considerable amount of pain, both physical and emotional. Additionally, injuries this serious can keep an injured victim from working for weeks or even months, resulting in a substantial loss of income. In extremely severe cases, a victim might even need an in-home carer available to them 24 hours a day to assist them with their daily needs.  

A skilled attorney can help you obtain financial compensation for these and other damages you may have incurred due to your bike accident. 

If you were injured in a bicycle accident because of a negligent driver, contact our Hawaii bicycle accident lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 and scheduling a free, no-obligation review of your potential personal injury claim.

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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