Honolulu, HI – Motorcyclist Critically Injured in Accident on H-1 Fwy in Kahala
August 6, 2023
Honolulu, HI (August 6, 2023) – A motorcyclist suffered critical injuries in an accident that happened in Honolulu. Reports from authorities show the crash occurred on the evening of Friday, August 4.
The eastbound lanes of the H-1 Freeway were closed from the Waialae offramp due to a vehicle crash involving a motorcyclist. Sources say a 22-year-old man operating a motorcycle was severely injured after being involved in an accident with another vehicle in Kahala.
Honolulu Emergency Medical Services and Honolulu police officers rendered aid at the scene. The crash was reported around 9:00 p.m.
Paramedics rendered advanced life support to the injured victim for injuries deemed life-threatening in nature. The name of the victim has not been reported at this time.
Police in Honolulu continue to investigate the circumstances of the accident.
Our thoughts are with everyone affected by this auto accident in Honolulu. We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Hawaii Motorcycle Crashes
The number of traffic accidents has increased steadily over the past few years in the state of Hawaii. Recent studies show that speeding and impaired driving are the primary causes of most of the state’s accidents. Distracted driving or using a cell phone while driving are other common causes of collisions in the state. In 2022, 42% of traffic-related deaths were caused by impaired driving. In total, there were 117 deaths related to auto accidents in 2022.
A percentage of these crashes involve motorcyclists. Most often, motorcycle accidents are caused by the actions of negligent drivers. About 50% of the time, negligent driving is the primary cause of a motorcycle crash in the United States. Drivers who fail to yield to motorcyclists cause the majority of American motorcycle accidents.
According to recent data, Hawaii is actually projected to have an increase in accidents this year by an alarming 42%. Statistically speaking, Hawaii saw in the last six months of 2022 the highest increase in roadway deaths. Collisions frequently occur on highways and at intersections.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that accidents involving cyclists, motorcyclists, and pedestrians have also increased. Hawaii has set a goal of no accidents this year, but studies show Hawaii will be far from reaching it.
When someone is injured in a collision, there can be serious consequences for them and even their family. The burden of medical expenses, along with the physical and emotional pain as the result of an accident, can be overwhelming. Families may have legal options available to them so they can support their loved ones. In the event of a successful claim, you or your loved one could recover money for lost wages, property damage, pain and suffering, and lost earning capacity.
In cases like these, seeking the help of a motorcycle accident injury attorney in Hawaii can help recover compensation for expenses revolving around the accident. Our Pearl City motorcycle accident attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner want to help families get the justice they deserve.
We believe in protecting the legal rights of our clients and providing support throughout the legal process. Our attorneys help families understand the laws that apply to their cases and advise them on how to proceed. Working with one of our attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner will give your family peace of mind as they work on the case. Give us a call today at 808-537-2525
Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, 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.