Honolulu, HI – Pedestrian Fatally Struck by Driver at Ala Moana Blvd and Ward Ave
November 7, 2022
Honolulu, HI (November 07, 2022) – A man was killed on the night of Saturday, November 5th as he was attempting to cross the road in the area of Ward Avenue and Ala Moana Boulevard in Honolulu.
Officers from the Honolulu Police Department said that a 29-year-old driver was traveling westbound at about 12:30 a.m. when he struck the 55-year-old pedestrian, as he crossed the street near Kaka’ako Farmers Market.
The pedestrian was pronounced dead at the scene by Honolulu Emergency Medical Services.
Police have indicated that alcohol was most likely a contributing factor.
The driver was placed under arrest and charged with operating a vehicle under the influence of an intoxicant and first-degree negligent homicide. The investigation into this fatal incident is ongoing.
This pedestrian accident is Oahu’s 41st traffic fatality in 2022.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Hawaii
The Hawaiian Islands are a renowned tourist destination spot for travelers from all over the world. Unfortunately, this popularity results in both sightseers and locals encountering more accidents involving pedestrians than just about any other state in the nation.
When an area is heavily used by pedestrians and automobiles, the odds of a walker being struck by a vehicle increase exponentially. It only takes a single reckless or negligent driver to critically injure or even kill a pedestrian.
In order to bring a valid Honolulu pedestrian accident claim, you will have to demonstrate that the driver who struck you conducted themselves negligently or was otherwise accountable due to their actions. Our Honolulu legal team has decades of experience in successfully overseeing claims involving pedestrian injuries and wrongful pedestrian deaths. This experience has given our attorneys a thorough understanding of what is needed to establish fault in a pedestrian accident.
Regardless of the circumstances surrounding the incident, we know the most effective means of proving that the driver was at fault for the victim’s damages. With our meticulous gathering of any essential documentation, our exhaustive investigation techniques, detailed eyewitness statements, and precisely crafted arguments, we will do everything in our power to make sure that you are awarded the recovery you are entitled to.
Even though a very small percentage of pedestrian-involved accidents are knowingly perpetrated by drivers, most of them are the result of everyday driver negligence.
The most common forms of driver negligence in Hawaii include:
- Driving while under the influence
- Distracted drivers
- Disregarding traffic signs or other driving laws
- Failing to yield at crosswalks
- Lack of turn signals
- Failing to drive appropriately in bad weather
- Failing to show due care when children are present
It is important to keep in mind that if the victim has even the tiniest portion of fault attributed to them, the driver that struck them may only be expected to pay partial financial compensation for their accident-related damages.
When you contact our Hawaii pedestrian injury lawyers at (808) 537-2525, you can feel confident that we will start work on your case right away. We know how important it is for you to receive the compensation you are entitled to as quickly as possible.
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.