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Honolulu, HI – Serious Moped Crash at Kapiolani Blvd and Pumehana St Injures Two

October 22, 2022

Honolulu, HI (October 22, 2022) – On Thursday, October 20th, police arrested a 45-year-old man for a crash that took place on Monday in the area of Pumehana Street and Kapiolani Boulevard. 

The accident occurred at about 7:00 p.m. when the driver of a Ford pickup truck tried to make a lefthand turn onto Pumehana Street and crashed into a moped.  

A 19-year-old driving the moped and her 19-year-old female passenger were both taken to a local hospital with serious injuries.  

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

Moped Collisions in Hawaii

Honolulu, HI - Fleeing Driver Arrested After Serious Moped Crash at Kapiolani Blvd and Pumehana St

No matter how painful and difficult your injuries are, you don’t have to deal with them on your own. Our Honolulu moped accident lawyers have decades of practice in overseeing these sorts of cases and are ready to walk you step-by-step through the personal injury process. 

You could be eligible to collect financial compensation for various damages such as medical bills and lost income along with remuneration for a permanent disability, ongoing medical care, diminished earning capacity, pain, suffering, and emotional trauma. 

The latest statistics from the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration show that roughly 5,000 motorcycle and moped riders are killed in traffic accidents nationwide every single year. 

Since July 2015, Hawaii has not required mopeds to carry insurance. This leaves injured, uninsured mopedists at the mercy of the insurer of the at-fault driver. The sole exception to this rule is that any moped that is leased or rented is required to carry no less than $5,000.00 in property damage insurance and $25,000 in bodily injury coverage. 

For those who survive, moped accidents typically lead to catastrophic injuries caused by the lack of protection afforded to riders. Common moped accident injuries include: 

  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Broken bones
  • Spinal cord injury
  • Disc herniation

With these catastrophic injuries come catastrophic economic losses. From hospital bills to lost income, and excruciating pain and suffering, the economic backlash of a moped accident is often just as devastating to the victim and their family as the physical injury itself and needs to be dealt with as soon as possible. 

Speak with a Hawaii personal injury attorney today by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a no-strings-attached appraisal of your potential case to learn what legal options are available.

Dealing with an accident’s financial component is a laborious process that begins with the collecting of evidence and questioning of witnesses. During the investigatory phase, it is crucial to refrain from talking to an insurance company or any of its agents before you have consulted with a respected Honolulu moped accident lawyer who is familiar with the subtle distinctions in the law as it pertains to liability in moped collisions.

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. 

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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