Honolulu, HI - Woman Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Collison on Kapule Hwy near Milepost 2.5
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Honolulu, HI – Woman Killed in Fatal Pedestrian Collison on Kapule Hwy near Milepost 2.5

September 30, 2023

Honolulu, HI (September 30, 2023) – Police in Kauai are currently investigating a collision in Lihue that took the life of one woman on Wednesday morning.

Reports show the crash happened just before 5:00 a.m. Police and fire crews were dispatched to the scene near milepost 2.5. Officials report that a woman, age 34, from Kapaa, was operating a box truck headed north on the highway when she collided with a female pedestrian. 

The driver suffered no injuries, however, the pedestrian lost her life at the scene. 

The highway was closed between Ahukini Road and Kuhio Highway for approximately two hours while police investigated the details of the incident. The pedestrian’s identity has not been reported. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim.

Hawaii Pedestrian Crashes

In the United States, pedestrian accidents are often caused by drivers who do not follow traffic rules and regulations. When it comes to distracted driving, texting and driving is becoming the main type of this kind of negligence displayed in the United States, causing millions of collisions and injuries each year. In 2020, over 7,000 pedestrians lost their lives in car accidents. Most of these crashes were caused by negligent and careless drivers. 

Pedestrians often sustain more severe injuries than others when they are involved in motor vehicle accidents due to the fact that when they travel, they are virtually unprotected. Over half the time, pedestrians sustain severe injuries when they are involved in auto collisions. 

Pedestrian crashes occur for various reasons. The majority of them happen due to the actions of negligent drivers. When you or someone you love suffer injuries in a pedestrian crash, having the help of an experienced attorney on your side can help ensure that you are fairly compensated for the losses and damages you face in relation to your accident.

Unlawful and negligent driver behaviors put many people in harm’s way in the United States. Especially pedestrians and cyclists. When drivers act inattentive and careless, the chances of them causing someone serious or even fatal injuries are, unfortunately, extremely high. 

Some examples of driver negligence that may cause severe accidents include distracted, drunk, or fatigued driving. If you lost someone you love in a pedestrian accident caused by a negligent driver, you deserve to be able to focus on the grieving process and the emotional health of your family without worrying about your finances. Contact a wrongful death lawyer who can help you file a wrongful death claim. 

At the law office of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner, we are totally dedicated to the full and fair recovery of our clients in the quickest and easiest manner possible. If you or someone you love sustained injuries due to the actions of a negligent driver, contact our pedestrian crash attorneys in Hawaii today by calling (808) 537-2525. Schedule a free and confidential assessment of your potential case to find out what legal options are available to you.   

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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