Honolulu, HI – Pedestrian Critically Injured in Collision with Truck on Farrington Hwy
July 11, 2023
Honolulu, HI (July 11, 2023) – A pedestrian suffered critical injuries after being struck by a truck on a highway in Honolulu. The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 11, for reasons still under police investigation.
EMS, police, and other responders went to the scene shortly after 4:00 p.m. It happened in front of Walmart on the Farrington Highway near Fort Barrette Road. A man, approximately 30 years old, was struck on the highway by a truck traveling the speed limit.
Authorities say the driver stopped and called 911 after the accident. Paramedics rushed the victim to a trauma center in critical condition.
Two westbound lanes of the Farrington Highway were closed just before Makakilo Drive while police worked at the scene.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim.
Pedestrian Crashes in Hawaii
A collision between a pedestrian and a car of any kind has the potential to result in severe or even catastrophic injuries, substantial medical expenses, and considerable pain and suffering. In Hawaii, any pedestrian who gets hit by a car may be eligible to collect financial compensation that is available to them for pain, suffering, lost wages, vehicle repairs, medical bills, and other damages that may have resulted from their collision.
The severe degree and nature of pedestrian injuries usually, unfortunately, turn out to be severe and even deadly. Even at slower speeds, the larger speed and faster size of automobiles compared to people may result in life-threatening and debilitating injuries. Some injuries that Hawaii pedestrian accident victims often sustain include:
- Head injuries/brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
- Broken bones
- Torn tendons/ligaments
- Disc herniation/Other back injuries
You will need to be able to prove that the negligent actions of another driver caused your injuries if you wish to pursue financial compensation for your damages and losses. To prove negligence in a personal injury case, there are four elements that must be proven: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
Drivers must keep in mind that they have to obey the rules of the road and possess a certain level of mindfulness for the people around them. This means that their duty to pedestrians is easy to establish. Proving the driver breached that duty will require a detailed review of the facts of the accident.
One common problem with these kinds of accidents is that pedestrians are hit without warning. Due to this, essential facts are often unknown to the victim, and an accident reconstruction expert may have to be consulted.
The causation between your injuries and your accident also has to be proven. Lastly, damages will have to be established so you can put a number on the total amount of compensation that you should receive.
Proving a Honolulu pedestrian injury case can be difficult. Insurance carriers use sophisticated strategies and underhanded tactics to avoid paying victims the financial compensation they are entitled to.
Call our Honolulu pedestrian injury lawyers at (808) 537-2525, and schedule your free consultation today.
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.