Honolulu, HI – Two Hospitalized After Head-on Collision on Iroquois Rd
December 21, 2023
Honolulu, HI (December 21, 2023) – Authorities in Ewa Beach reported three casualties from a head-on collision that occurred on Monday. At about 12:35 p.m., the accident occurred close to the intersection of Iroquois Road and Keaunui Drive. According to the police, a 27-year-old woman and a 19-year-old woman were involved in a head-on collision on Iroquois Road as the former was traveling westbound and the latter was veering into oncoming traffic after hitting a curb to the right.
Per reports provided by the Honolulu Police Department, the two drivers were extricated from their cars by firefighters: the first driver was said to be in critical condition, and the other had also suffered serious injuries. Both were hospitalized, though their current conditions are not known. A passenger in one of the vehicles, a 37-year-old man, sustained only minor injuries but was assessed by EMTs at the scene. It’s unclear what caused the wreck, but the HPD is handling the ongoing investigation. Witnesses were asked to get in touch with officers if they had additional information.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victims and their families. We hope for their complete recovery.
Head-on Collisions in Hawaii
When two vehicles collide with one other from opposite directions, it is called a head-on collision. Moreover, when several vehicles collide while in motion, the aggregate force is greater than when they crash into a stationary object. Of course, injuries may occur as a consequence of blunt trauma or being thrown from a vehicle when it collides with another car at such a high speed.
Of all the fatal car accidents, more than 10% are head-on collisions. These types of vehicle wrecks are among the top causes of fatalities in car accidents overall. In fact, there were nearly 113,000 recorded head-on collisions in the United States in 2020 alone, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Serious injuries are almost certain in a head-on accident, even at low speeds. A higher speed of contact is associated with a higher injury rate, and given the fact that head-on collisions are often caused by wrong-way motorists driving at full speed, at least 60 miles per hour, these wrecks typically lead to deadly consequences.
Despite Hawaii’s status as a “no-fault” state, compensation for severe injuries is still possible when one driver’s negligence leads to a head-on collision.
Unfortunately, not all evidence that proves liability in a head-on collision is obvious at the scene. This is one of the reasons why legal counsel is essential when you suspect that your injuries or a loved one’s death were caused by a careless driver. By working with a Honolulu car accident lawyer, you can ensure that you have the strongest evidence possible against a negligent driver. Your attorney will be able to gather evidence on your behalf, build a claim against the defendant, and handle communication and negotiations with the insurance company.
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our legal team’s commitment to providing exceptional representation for victims remains second to none. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, we encourage you to contact our dedicated legal team by calling 808-537-2525 to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal options moving forward.
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 incorrect information, please contact Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner right away so that we can update the post right away to reflect the most accurate information available.
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