Honolulu, HI – Kapiolani Blvd Site of Injury-Causing Crash
October 29, 2022
Honolulu, HI (October 29, 2022) – A motor vehicle crash shut down a section of a roadway in Oahu on Friday, October 28th.
The collision occurred on Kapiolani Boulevard, in the area of Kamakee Street, near the McKinley Community School for Adults, at about 7:00 p.m.
Police closed down all eastbound lanes of Kapiolani Boulevard between Kamakee Street and Ward Avenue to allow paramedics to access the scene. One person was moved from the scene and taken to a nearby hospital in unknown condition.
This accident remains under investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Hawaii
Studies carried out in the United States have indicated that driving while distracted is more dangerous than drunk driving. Statistics supplied by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration show that, nationwide, about 10% of all deadly accidents involve a driver who is distracted, yielding more than 3,000 fatalities every single year.
The Hawaii Department of Transportation has revealed data showing the three leading contributing factors to automobile accidents across the state to be:
- Distracted driving
- Drunk driving
Even though the state is constantly implementing harsh penalties against these kinds of negligent driving, accidents still occur every single day and most of them are caused by distracted driving.
The definition of distracted driving is any action that causes a driver to take their eyes off the road, hands off the wheel, and focus away from driving. Hawaii law currently prohibits the use of a cell phone while driving unless it is hands-free. It also prohibits texting while driving, or any driver who is under 18 using any kind of electronic communication device, whether or not it is hands-free.
Anytime a driver is paying attention to something other than safely operating a vehicle on the roadway, safety becomes a major concern for everyone else around them, including other cyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour while not looking at the road is comparable to driving the entire length of a football field with your eyes closed.
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 on getting you the compensation you are entitled to for your damages.
Our Hawaii 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.
Contact our Honolulu vehicle accident 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.