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Honolulu, HI – Pali Hwy On-Ramp Closed After Rollover Crash

October 22, 2022

Honolulu, HI (October 22, 2022) – The on-ramp connecting the eastbound lanes of the H1 Freeway to Pali Highway was shut down after a rollover crash on Friday, October 21st in Honolulu. 

Honolulu Emergency Services was dispatched to the scene at about 2:00 a.m.  

According to reports, a collision caused a flatbed truck to crash into the center divider, and overturn, leaving the vehicle crushed. 

Emergency responders were needed to extricate the occupants from the wrecked vehicle.

The on-ramp remained closed until the vehicles were removed from the roadway.

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Truck Crashes in Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Pali Hwy On-Ramp Closed After Rollover Crash

Like all other states, Hawaii has various rules and regulations that are specific to trucks. This is due to the fact that tractor-trailers and other types of trucks are often extremely large and pose an increased threat of serious injury or death in an accident.

Truck operators who cause accidents through their negligent actions can be held monetarily accountable for the injuries their victims sustain. 

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration reported that roughly 450,000 crashes involving trucks take place every year. These crashes result in an average of 5,000 fatalities and countless injuries. Of these fatalities, only 15% are truck operators. 72% are the occupants of passenger vehicles, and the remaining 13% consist of pedestrians, bicyclists, and motorcyclists.

Trucking companies may also be held liable for negligence, including being vicariously liable for any injuries their drivers cause and for injuries resulting from the company’s own negligence. 

This can include:

  • Retention of unfit or incompetent drivers/Negligent hiring practices
  • Failing to properly inspect and maintain trucks
  • Improperly loaded freight/Improperly secured freight 
  • Hours-of-Service violations

Almost 20% of all commercial truck collisions are caused by negligence on the part of the truck operator, such as: 

  • Driving while under the influence of drugs or alcohol
  • Driving while exhausted
  • Driving with an overloaded or unbalanced trailer 
  • Driving with improperly secured or unsecured freight

The licensing of truck operators and trucking companies is contingent on their adherence to multiple rules and regulations. Our lawyers understand these regulations, have decades of experience investigating commercial truck accidents, and know how to help their clients secure the financial compensation they deserve. 

This includes compensation for things such as:

  • Hospital and other medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability, scarring, or disfigurement
  • Lost earnings and future earnings

Speak with our Honolulu truck accident lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a no-strings-attached appraisal of your probable case to learn what legal options are available.

Our Hawaii personal injury lawyers have years of practice in handling these types of cases and are prepared to walk you stage-by-stage through the legal claims process. 

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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