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Honolulu, HI – Pedestrian Critically Injured in Hit & Run Crash on H-3 Fwy

May 8, 2023

Honolulu, HI (May 8, 2023) – Authorities in Honolulu are currently investigating the details of a collision that occurred on Friday, May 5, in the area of Kaneohe. The incident occurred at approximately 8:20 p.m. when a pedestrian was struck by a hit-and-run driver.

Officials report the crash occured in the westbound lanes of the H-3 Freeway when a motorist crashed into a 20-year-old female pedestrian who was standing on the left shoulder checking a stalled motorcycle. 

Police report the pedestrian was taken by EMS to a local hospital in critical condition. The driver did not stop at the scene and continued driving west on the H-3 Freeway. They were possibly traveling in a black sedan. 

No other information has been reported concerning the accident. 

We hope for the full recovery of the injured victim. 

Hawaii Pedestrian Collisions

Sustaining injuries in a pedestrian crash can be scary and painful. An experience like this is something no one wants to ever go through. Individuals who sustain injuries in auto collisions may suffer for days, weeks, or longer after their accidents. Pedestrians usually sustain injuries that are more severe than those who are hurt in other types of accidents. This is obviously due to the fact that they travel totally unprotected. 

Depending on the severity of your injuries, if you were hurt in a pedestrian crash, you may be stuck in the hospital for a prolonged period of time, away from work and your family. This can be stressful and overwhelming, causing you to miss much-needed paychecks and quality time with your loved ones. An experience of this nature may be expensive, time-consuming, and exhausting. 

Each year, about 20,000 people sustain injuries in traffic collisions in Hawaii. Sadly, most of the crashes reported in Hawaii and across the nation are caused by negligent drivers. Intoxicated, distracted, and over-tired drivers can cause accidents that are injurious and deadly. Working with a car crash lawyer in Honolulu is the best way to financially recover after you have been hurt by the actions of a negligent driver.  

If you were hurt by driver negligence, having a working understanding of your legal options and rights is vital. Negligent driving is responsible for more than 90% of auto collisions reported throughout the country. If you or someone you love sustained injuries in a crash caused by a drunk, drowsy, or distracted driver, you deserve to be able to be compensated for the losses and damages you face.  

Lost income, vehicle repairs, medical expenses, and more may be able to be compensated for when you file a personal injury claim with an attorney. Even non-economic damages like pain, suffering, loss of life enjoyment, and more can be covered by financial compensation. A personal injury attorney can help you determine whether you qualify for compensation for your injuries. The experienced Honolulu personal injury attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner are passionate about providing top-notch legal representation to our clients. We believe that no one should have to pay for sustaining injuries that they did not cause. 

Contact our law office at (808) 537-2525 to speak with a reputable lawyer about your claim. You can schedule a free case review to see how we can help you recover.  

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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