Honolulu, HI – One Life Claimed by Bicycle Accident on Pulehu Rd near Hansen Rd
July 28, 2023
Honolulu, HI (July 28, 2023) – Police in Maui report that a 59-year-old bicyclist lost his life after he was hit by a vehicle in Kahului on Thursday, July 27. Authorities said the crash occurred at around 11:25 a.m.
Responders were dispatched to Pulehu Road, about two miles east of Hansen Road, to assist at the scene. Preliminary reports revealed that a 61-year-old driver who was operating a Jeep Gladiator pick-up truck was headed east while passing several vehicles.
While doing so, he struck a bicyclist in the westbound lane. Police said the bicyclist succumbed to his injuries at the scene.
Authorities in Maui continue to investigate the details of the accident.
We want to offer our sincere sympathies to the family of the deceased victim.
Hawaii Bicycle Accidents
Bicycle accidents can leave victims with severe or even fatal injuries. Each year, thousands of cyclists suffer serious injuries in the United States and in Hawaii. Oftentimes, these crashes happen due to the negligent actions of drivers. Because drivers have more reasons than ever to become distracted while behind the wheel, they often do not see bicyclists until it is too late, resulting in a collision and injuries for the bike rider.
When cyclists are struck by large, heavy vehicles, the injuries they often sustain are pretty severe. A human body is no match for a truck, car, or even a motorcycle, especially one in motion. Additionally, riders can easily be ejected from their bicycles and receive secondary wounds after they abruptly contact the asphalt, another vehicle, structures, or buildings in the immediate vicinity.
Some of the most common injuries suffered by bicyclists in Hawaii crashes include:
- Broken bones
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Internal organ damage
These and several other injuries that result from bicycle vs. car accidents can cause a significant amount of pain, both emotional and physical. Additionally, injuries of considerable severity can keep victims out of work for weeks or longer, resulting in a significant loss of income. In extreme cases, a victim might even require in-home medical care to help them with daily needs and tasks.
Bicycle collisions occur every single day throughout the United States. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that over 50,000 cyclists sustained injuries in traffic accidents in 2012. Most of these incidents were caused by negligent drivers.
A skilled Honolulu bicycle accident lawyer can help you gather full and fair financial compensation for damages you may have incurred due to your bike accident. If you have lost someone you love in a bicycle crash, a wrongful death attorney can help you gather compensation for funeral costs and more.
If you were hurt in a collision due to the actions of a negligent driver, contact our Hawaii bicycle accident lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 and scheduling a free, no-obligation review of your potential 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.