Honolulu, HI – Pedestrian Seriously Injured After Being Struck by Driver on Nimitz Hwy
November 13, 2022
Honolulu, HI (November 13, 2022) – A driver struck a pedestrian on the night of Saturday, November 13th, leaving her in critical condition.
According to traffic investigators from the Honolulu Police Department, the incident took place at about 10:50 p.m. when a vehicle traveling in the westbound lanes of Nimitz Highway when, for reasons still under investigation, the driver struck a 53-year-old woman as she tried to cross the road.
The driver of the striking vehicle remained at the scene, notified law enforcement, and rendered aid to the victim.
Paramedics were requested to the scene, Upon their arrival, they loaded the victim into an ambulance and transported her to an area hospital. She is currently listed in critical condition.
Police have not yet been able to determine if alcohol, drugs, or speed on the part of either party played a role in the incident.
This accident is currently under investigation by the Honolulu Police Department.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Injuries in Hawaii
A collision between a pedestrian and a motor vehicle typically results in catastrophic injuries, significant medical costs, and considerable pain and suffering. In Hawaii, any pedestrian struck by the driver of a vehicle might be eligible for a financial settlement intended to compensate them for the same losses that are available to the occupant of a vehicle involved in a car accident.
The severe nature and degree of pedestrian injuries are often fatal. Even at slower speeds, the size and speed of a vehicle compared with that of a pedestrian can result in debilitating and life-threatening injuries. Some injuries that Hawaii pedestrian accident victims often sustain include:
- Brain injuries/Head injuries
- Injuries to the spinal cord
- Fractured bones/Broken bones
- Torn ligaments and tendons
- Soft tissue injures/Disc herniation
If you intend to pursue financial compensation following a Honolulu pedestrian accident, you will have to show that the driver of the striking vehicle caused your accident through negligence. To prove negligence in a personal injury case, there are four elements that must be proven: duty, breach of duty, causation, and damages.
Drivers have a responsibility to obey the rules of the road. 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.
Causation between your injuries and your accident also has to be proven. If the victim had pre-existing injuries in the same area of their body affected by the accident, causation could become a problem very early on. Lastly, damages will have to be established through victim testimony combined with the testimony of a medical expert.
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.