Honolulu, HI – Car Crashes into Canal on Kokea St near King St & Causes Injuries
October 10, 2022
Honolulu, HI (October 10, 2022) – Multiple response agencies responded to the scene of a single-vehicle crash in Honolulu on Saturday, October 8th.
The incident occurred on Kokea Street in the area of North King Street when a car plunged into the canal near Chinatown. The cause of the accident is still under investigation.
Onlookers helped the driver and passengers exit the vehicle. EMS took over medical care and transportation when they arrived at the scene. The Honolulu Fire Department and the Honolulu Police Department also assisted in the rescue.
A wrecker was requested to remove the vehicle from the canal.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Passenger Injuries in Hawaii
Hawaii tourists, visitors, and residents often sustain serious injuries as a passenger in car accidents due to reckless or negligent drivers. Passengers injured in motor vehicle accidents are just as entitled to compensation via a Hawaii personal injury case as an injured driver.
In Hawaii, passengers do not need a driver’s consent to file a personal injury claim. Where passenger injuries are concerned, it is vital to never depend on a driver for advice or information. While most drivers would not deliberately mislead an injured passenger, their lack of knowledge about the state’s personal injury laws can have negative consequences on the victim’s ability to collect compensation.
Under Hawaii law, a passenger is eligible for financial compensation even if they were in the car with the at-fault driver. Along with recovering from the negligent driver’s insurance company, passengers might also be entitled to collect via an uninsured/underinsured driver policy. This is why it is essential for passengers to determine all insurance policies of everyone in an accident.
Our Honolulu car accident lawyers have years of experience in successfully negotiating these types of cases and are fully prepared to guide and advise you and your family throughout the entire legal process.
At the law offices of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we provide our clients with peace of mind. While you are healing from your injuries, we are working to get you the compensation you are entitled to for your damages.
If the injured passenger fails to file with the liable driver’s insurance carrier, they will forego thousands of dollars in recovery for medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and any and all other damages.
Contact our passenger injury attorneys today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a complimentary review of your 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.