Honolulu, HI – Two Elderly Pedestrians Struck by Driver Near Waiau District Park
May 17, 2022
Honolulu, HI (May 16, 2022) – An 81-year-old woman and a 75-year-old man were walking across Kaahumanu Street in Pearl City when they were hit by a vehicle on Sunday, May 15th.
The incident took place at about 8:55 p.m. in the area of Waiau District Park.
An official with the Honolulu Police Department stated that a 23-year-old male was traveling northbound on Kaahumanu Street when the two pedestrians crossed the street simultaneously in an easterly direction from the west side of the street.
The official went on to say that both pedestrians were taken by Honolulu Emergency Medical Services to a local medical facility with serious injuries. The 81-year-old woman was later downgraded to critical condition.
The driver of the striking vehicle was unharmed during the collision.
According to the HPD, the crash took place in nighttime conditions. Alcohol, drugs, and speed are not considered contributing factors in this incident.
Honolulu police will continue to investigate.
Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Pedestrian Injuries in Hawaii
The Hawaiian Islands are a preeminent vacation spot for visitors from all over. Regrettably, this causes locals and tourists alike to encounter more pedestrian accidents than almost any other state.
Anyplace that is used regularly by both motor vehicles and pedestrians, the chances of a pedestrian being hit by a vehicle are much, much greater. It only takes one careless or reckless driver to leave a pedestrian critically injured or even dead.
In order to move forward after deciding to file a pedestrian accident claim, you will need to show that the person who hit you was negligent or otherwise accountable through their actions. Our legal team has several decades of combined experience in successfully handling pedestrian injury claims. This means that our lawyers have a first-hand understanding of what is required to prove fault for an accident.
No matter what events led up to the accident, we know the best way to show that the driver was responsible. With our painstaking collection of any necessary documentation, combined with our thorough investigation, exhaustive witness testimonies, and carefully constructed arguments, we will do whatever it takes to ensure that you get the recovery you deserve.
While a very minute portion of pedestrian accidents are intentionally committed by nefarious drivers, many of them are caused by basic driver negligence.
The most frequently-seen types of negligent motorists in Hawaii are:
- Motorists going over the speed limit
- Motorists who are under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Motorists who are distracted
- Motorists who disregard traffic signs or signals
- Motorists who fail to observe crosswalks
- Motorists who don’t use their turn indicators
- Motorists who fail to exercise safety precautions during inclement weather
- Motorists who fail to exercise due caution in places where children could potentially be present
It is necessary to bear in mind that if you, even as the injured victim, have even the tiniest bit of fault allocated to you, the negligent driver that struck you might only be required to pay you partial compensation for your 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.