Honolulu, HI – Motorcyclist in Critical Condition After Crash on Kapiolani Blvd
March 21, 2023
Honolulu, HI (March 21, 2023) – A 26-year-old motorcyclist suffered critical injuries in a motorcycle accident in Honolulu. The crash was reported at around 11:00 p.m. Saturday, March 18.
The Honolulu Police Department reports that the man was headed east on Kapiolani Boulevard at the intersection of Kona Iki Street. For unknown reasons, he was struck by a motorist who has yet to be identified.
Officials said the motorcyclist was transported to a local hospital in critical condition. Police in Honolulu are still investigating the details of the incident.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Nothing further has been reported at this time.
Hawaii Motorcycle Accidents
Information provided by the Hawaii Department of Transportation shows that there were over 1,500 motorcycle collisions in 2020. These wrecks caused over 1,400 injuries and 26 fatalities. Most of the people involved in these accidents were aged 20 to 29. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that nearly 5,000 people lose their lives per year in motorcycle accidents throughout the United States. Motorcyclists make up a small percentage of registered drivers in the US, however, they are much more likely to be involved in a fatal accident than those in passenger vehicles. More than half the time, motorcyclists sustain severe or fatal injuries when they become involved in traffic accidents.
Failing to yield the right of way was the most common contributing factor to the majority of these motorcycle collisions, followed by speeding and distraction. Alarmingly, driver negligence is the main contributing factor in the majority of auto accidents throughout the United States. Over 90% of reported traffic accidents happen because of negligent drivers. This is alarming when we consider how many accidents actually happen in the United States. Every year, over 6 million crashes are reported. This is more than 17,000 per day.
When you or someone you love has been hurt by the actions of a negligent driver, a motorcycle accident lawyer can help you recover in several different ways. They can help you traverse the often complicated legal system and help you complete the process of pursuing compensation for damages after your wreck. The trusted and skilled legal advocates at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner have decades of experience helping those who have been wrongfully injured get the compensation they need and deserve during difficult times in their lives. You may be able to get compensation for medical care, lost wages, vehicle repairs, and other damages.
Our motorcycle accident attorneys in Honolulu at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner work to help you understand your legal rights and options and help you get on the fastest and easiest track to the recovery you deserve. It can be extremely difficult to sustain injuries in a car accident caused by negligence. An attorney can help you get the money you need to pay for the proper medical care and any other health services you may require due to your crash. Additionally, you may be eligible to collect non-economic damages such as pain, suffering, and more.
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