Honolulu, HI – Car Accident on H-1 Fwy near Waimalu Exit Injures Three
November 20, 2022
Honolulu, HI (November 20, 2022) – A two-car accident caused injuries in Honolulu on Sunday, November 19. At approximately 12:30 p.m., the crash was reported to officials in the area.
Reports indicate that the incident happened near the Waimalu exit of H-1. Emergency responders were sent to the scene in order to render aid to those involved. Four people were involved in the accident, including a woman in her 70s and three men.
Two of the men ranged in age from 60 to 70, while the third man’s age was unknown. The female was listed in serious condition, while two of the involved men were said to have sustained minor injuries.
EMS reported that the three injured parties were taken to an area medical center for treatment. The fourth man refused medical assistance.
Traffic was delayed in the area, backing up past the merge with H-2. Authorities continue to investigate the details of the incident.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured individuals.
Hawaii Auto Crashes
Auto collisions happen all the time in Hawaii. Three common reasons auto crashes happen in the US include:
- Driver intoxication
- Driver distraction
Studies completed around the different types of driver negligence state that driving while distracted can actually be more dangerous than intoxicated driving, and, fatigued driving is basically the same thing as intoxicated driving. All of these are dangerous acts that can lead to severe injuries and death. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration states that around 10% of all deadly auto accidents in the United States involve an intoxicated driver.
Distracted driving includes anything that takes a driver’s attention away from the road in front of them and their immediate surroundings. In Hawaii, driving while using a smartphone is completely illegal. Unless your device is hands-free, you are breaking the law if you choose to text and drive or talk on the phone.
Additionally, drivers who are younger than 18 are unable to use the technology of any kind while driving, according to state law. Safety instantly becomes a serious issue when a driver stops paying attention to the road. Pedestrians, other drivers, and anyone whom a distracted driver encounters is at severe risk for personal injuries or even death.
Despite harsh penalties implemented against drivers who choose to act negligently in Hawaii, it continues to be a serious problem that injures and takes the lives of numerous people every year. The story remains the same throughout the United States, where over 90% of auto collisions are the result of negligent driving.
At the law firm of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner, we work to help our injured clients maintain peace of mind. While you work on recovering, we will work on getting you the financial compensation and justice you are entitled to. You may qualify for 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 Honolulu 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 dedicated to getting our clients full and fair compensation for the injuries and losses they face.
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.