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Honolulu, HI – Vehicle Crash Ends in Injuries on H-1 near Punahou Exit

May 20, 2023

Honolulu, HI (May 20, 2023) – A serious car accident was reported to officials in Honolulu on the afternoon of May 19. At approximately 12:36 p.m., crews were seen helping at the crash site on the H-1 Freeway. 

Sources say the incident took place on the H-1 Freeway near the Punahou Exit. Two or more cars crashed and caused injuries to those involved. 

Paramedics helped the involved individuals and transported those in need of extensive medical care to local hospitals. Their names have not been reported at this time. 

The roadway was blocked while emergency responders worked in the area. Authorities continue to investigate the circumstances of the crash. 

We hope that those who were injured in this collision are able to make a full recovery.

Hawaii Car Accidents

Each year, thousands of crashes are reported in Hawaii that result in significant injuries. We see many people hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries, broken bones, and even internal organ injuries as a result of their accidents. There are many factors that contribute to the number of motor vehicle crashes that take place in our state.

Distracted driving continues to be one of the most common causes of vehicle crashes in Hawaii. Distracted driving is dangerous because it increases the chance of making a mistake while behind the wheel. One of the most common distractions that we see people engaging in while behind the wheel is talking or texting on their phones. This can lead to a devastating accident with injuries.

Speeding makes it harder for drivers to control their vehicles and increases the chances of an accident occurring. Speeding also decreases the amount of time a driver has to react to a hazard on the road.

Aggressive driving includes behaviors such as tailgating, weaving between lanes of traffic, making improper lane changes, and engaging in other reckless behaviors. These actions put other drivers at risk and can lead to car accidents. Wet and slick road conditions can also contribute to vehicle accidents here in Hawaii.

If you’ve been hurt as a result of an automobile accident, you may be able to take legal action. It is important that you reach out to a car accident lawyer in Honolulu right away. An attorney will be able to help you recover financial compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, and more. Our fearless personal injury lawyers at Leavitt Yamane & Soldner have been providing compassionate and skilled legal services to victims of car crashes in Hawaii for more than three decades.

Our experienced attorneys are dedicated to helping you access the full range of benefits allowed by law, including protection of your rights and maximum compensation, so you can focus on your recovery. To learn how our personal injury lawyers in Hawaii can help, call us today at 808-537-2525 to schedule a free consultation to get started.

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. 

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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