Honolulu, HI – Teen Seriously Injured in Pedestrian Crash on Nuuanu Ave
October 21, 2022
Honolulu, HI (October 21, 2022) – At about 7:15 a.m., police responded to the scene when the driver of a vehicle struck a 14-year-old on Nuuanu Avenue near Hawaii Baptist Academy on Wednesday, October 19th.
Police said the teenage pedestrian sustained numerous injuries to their arms, torso, and head in the incident. Paramedics were dispatched to the scene and provided advanced life-saving aid, including spinal immobilization. The boy is currently listed in serious condition.
Eyewitness accounts indicate that the student was crossing in the area of Wyllie Street and Nuuanu Avenue inside a marked crosswalk when he was hit.
The driver of the red car, an adult female, initially stopped, but then drove off as people began assisting the victim.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Collisions in Hawaii
In order to move forward with your pedestrian case, you will be expected to show that the driver that hit you was negligent or intentional in their actions.
Even though a very tiny percentage of pedestrian injuries are intentionally inflicted by drivers, most of them are the result of simple driver negligence. The most common types of negligence in Hawaii include:
- Driving under the influence
- Ignoring traffic signs or signals
- Failing to notice crosswalks
- Failing to use turn indicators
- Failing to drive cautiously during inclement weather
- Failing to show care where children might be present
No matter the circumstances surrounding your accident, we know how to effectively demonstrate that another individual was responsible. With our meticulous gathering of documentation, comprehensive investigation, detailed witness testimonies, and rational arguments, we will do everything in our power to make sure you get the financial award you deserve.
When you contact our Honolulu pedestrian injury lawyers at (808) 537-2525, you can be confident that we will begin working on your case immediately. We understand how important it is for you to receive the financial compensation you are entitled to as soon as possible.
It is necessary to bear in mind that if you, as a pedestrian, have even the smallest portion of fault assigned to you, the driver that hit you may only be required to compensate you for some of your medical expenses.
Our law firm has decades of experience seeing successful resolutions to pedestrian accident claims, so our attorneys have first-hand knowledge of what is needed to establish fault for an accident.
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.