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Honolulu, HI – Passenger Badly Injured on Oahu Transit Service Bus on Kamehameha Hwy

July 5, 2022

Honolulu, HI (July 04, 2022) – A passenger on an Oahu Transit Service Bus sustained critical injuries after she was thrown from her seat when the bus driver made a sudden stop on Sunday, July 3rd. 

The incident took place at about 9:15 p.m. on Kamehameha Highway in Pearl Harbor.

The Honolulu Police Department said that the bus driver, a 51-year-old man, was driving westbound on Kamehameha Highway when, for reasons still under investigation,  he braked abruptly and caused a 65-year-old woman to be expelled from her seat and strike the interior of the bus.

The passenger was transported to a nearby hospital in critical condition. 

The bus driver was unharmed during the incident and he stayed at the scene.

No other injuries were reported, and HPD officers said neither drugs, alcohol nor speed seem to be contributing factors. 

Honolulu police are investigating.

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

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Honolulu, HI - Passenger Badly Injured on Oahu Transit Service Bus on Kamehameha Hwy

Damages related to your crash-related injuries will pile up alarmingly fast In the weeks and months after your accident. If you and your family are enduring serious financial hardships following a car accident, a personal injury lawyer can help you secure full and fair financial compensation for the losses and damages you have sustained, and determine if you should file a claim with your insurance provider or if a third-party claim would be appropriate. 

When figuring out what types of recovery you might be entitled to, a seasoned attorney can assess your losses and earnestly pursue the help you need. Our Hawaii vehicle injury lawyers are prepared to aid our clients in receiving multiple forms of recovery, such as:

  • Medical Expenditures: Financial compensation for medical expenditures covers a wide array of things. Emergency room costs, insurance co-pays, physical therapy, cognitive therapy, specialist consultation bills, medical apparatuses, and home carers can all add to the massive amount of bills that injured victims are inundated with. In addition to the above-listed damages, your lawyer may also be able to obtain compensation for your future medical expenses.
  • Lost Earnings: It is not unusual for victims to be physically unable to return to work either temporarily or for good. If your injury is so severe that you are unable to work for a substantial period of time, your lost earnings need to be included in your award.
  • Pain and Suffering: An effective lawyer can successfully pursue compensation for the pain and psychological trauma, such as post-traumatic stress disorder, that crash victims often undergo. The value for pain and suffering will vary for each case and hinges on the nature and degree of your injuries. To qualify for this form of compensation, you will be required to file a third-party claim or a lawsuit.
  • Property Damage: If your vehicle or another piece of personal property was broken or damaged in your accident, then your compensation should take into account the cost of repairs to or the replacement of the damaged or broken items.  

Contact the Hawaii motor vehicle accident lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner as soon as you are able by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a no-obligation evaluation of your potential case to discover what legal options are available 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. 

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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