Honolulu, HI – One Dead in Motorcycle Crash on Moanalua Fwy
July 18, 2022
Honolulu, HI (July 17, 2022) – A motorcyclist died following an accident on the Moanalua Freeway on Sunday, July 17th.
According to the Honolulu Police Department, the crash occurred at about 9:30 a.m. near the Ala Napunani Street underpass in the area of Red Hill.
EMS crews were dispatched to the scene. Upon their arrival, they rendered life-saving aid to the victim. He was taken to an area hospital in critical condition. He later passed away due to the severity of his injuries.
He was wearing a helmet at the time of the crash.
Drugs and alcohol are not thought to be factors for anyone involved in the accident.
This is the 25th fatal traffic accident on Oahu this year as opposed to 26 at the same time last year.
Vehicle Accidents in Hawaii
A significant cause of vehicle accidents throughout the state is speeding. The Hawaii Department of Transportation has tried to decrease the number of speed-related crashes and associated fatalities by increasing the penalties imposed upon those cited for this unlawful act.
Despite their best efforts, however, accidents continue to take place every day and often have long-range repercussions for injured victims and their families.
Hawaii is also working diligently to combat distracted driving, which is the number one cause of car accidents nationwide. The universality of smartphones and the ever-growing social media fervor have forever changed the way drivers behave behind the wheel.
It is not uncommon for motorists to use Google Maps while they are driving around, while others cannot seem to stop sending texts and making calls. Others are confident in their ability to record a TikTok or to post on Facebook in rush hour traffic. This form of distracted driving often comes with significant consequences for not only the clueless motorist but those around them as well.
Distracted driving has shown to be more dangerous than driving under the influence’ a fact upheld by car accident data that show in 2012, police across the state issued more than 5,0000 citations associated with operating a vehicle while using a handheld electronic device.
The Honolulu law firm of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner has decades of combined experience in learning and working with Hawaii’s state-specific laws and regulations and can give you reasonable advice on the best way to secure the economic recovery you are entitled to after a serious crash. Our job is to hold the at-fault driver responsible for the damages and losses they caused.
It is essential that you speak with a Hawaii car accident lawyer you can rely on following a serious accident. Contact our Hawaii car crash attorneys today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free assessment of your possible claim to discover what legal options are open to you.
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.
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