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Honolulu, HI – Major Truck Collision Causes Injuries on Pali Hwy N at Vineyard Blvd W

February 12, 2023

Honolulu, HI (February 12, 2023) – A major vehicle collision happened in Honolulu on the night of February 2. At least one individual was hurt in the crash that occurred at approximately 10:21 p.m.

Reports show the crash happened on the Pali highway near Vineyard Boulevard. Two trucks crashed for reasons still being investigated by police. 

Injured victims received treatment from paramedics at the scene. They were transported to local hospitals by ambulance if necessary. Currently, it remains unclear how many individuals suffered injuries in the accident. 

Traffic was backed up in the area while the Hawaii Police Department, Emergency Medical Services, and the Hawaii Fire Department worked in the area. Local drivers were asked to use different travel routes for the time being. 

Police officials in Honolulu continue to work to figure out how the accident occurred. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims. We hope for their full recovery. 

Hawaii Truck Accidents

Honolulu, HI - Major Truck Collision Causes Injuries on Pali Hwy N at Vineyard Blvd WLike other US states, there are traffic regulations and rules in Hawaii specifically for commercial truck travel. This is due to the fact that tractor-trailers are often approximately 20 to 30 times heavier than passenger vehicles. This poses an apparent threat of serious injuries or fatalities for those who may become involved in a traffic accident with them. 

Reports made by the National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration show that roughly 450,000 collisions involving 18-wheelers occur every year in the United States. These accidents cause around 5,000 fatalities and countless injuries. Of all of the deaths that occur each year related to truck accidents, only 15% are truck drivers. The occupants of passenger vehicles make up 72% of fatalities. The remaining 13% are pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. 

Approximately 20% of all commercial truck crashes are caused by negligence displayed by the truck driver, such as: 

  • Driving while over-tired/exhausted
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving with unsecured/improperly secured freight
  • Driving while the trailer is unbalanced or overloaded

Truck drivers who act negligently and cause accidents may be held financially responsible for the injuries they cause. Trucking companies may also be held responsible for the negligent actions of their employees. 

In order for truck operators and companies to retain their licenses to operate, they must follow specific regulations and rules. Our lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner are aware of these regulations and have many years of experience investigating crashes of this nature. We will use the most effective methods to ensure our clients secure full and fair financial compensation for the losses and injuries they sustain when they are injured in accidents with commercial trucks.

If you were recently hurt in a truck crash caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to collect compensation for the following: 

  • Hospital/medical bills
  • Rehab/physical therapy
  • Pain & suffering
  • Lost wages/future earning capacity
  • Permanent scarring/disability/disfigurement
  • Etc

Our personal injury lawyers have decades of skilled experience litigating personal injury cases involving large trucks.  We are fully prepared to assist you throughout each and every step of the claims process.  Speak with a truck crash attorney in Honolulu by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a no-obligation consultation of your probable case to learn more about your legal options.

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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