Iwilei, HI – Traffic Accident With Injuries on Nimitz Hwy Near River St
October 12, 2022
Iwilei, HI (October 12, 2022) – A car accident left at least one person with injuries on Wednesday, October 12th in Iwilei.
Reports show that the incident took place at about 10:30 p.m. in the righthand lane of Nimitz Highway in the area of River Street and the Iwilei spur when at least two vehicles collided.
Honolulu police officers and paramedics were on the scene. At least one victim was transported by ambulance for medical treatment.
No additional information has been released.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Road Accidents in Hawaii
The Hawai’i Department of Transportation has released statistics showing that the three leading contributing factors to automobile accidents throughout the state are:
- Distracted driving
- Driver intoxication
Studies conducted in the United States have suggested that driving while distracted is actually more unsafe than driving while under the influence. Data provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, 10% of all fatal collisions nationwide involve a distracted driver, representing more than 3,000 deaths every single year.
Distracted driving is defined as any action that takes a driver’s hands off the wheel, eyes off the road, and attention away from driving.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, driving at a speed of 55 miles per hour while not looking at the road is comparable to driving the entire length of a football field with your eyes closed.
Hawaii law currently prohibits the use of a cell phone while driving unless it is hands-free. It also prohibits texting while driving, or any driver who is 18 or younger using any kind of electronic communication device, whether or not it is hands-free.
This means that anytime a driver is paying attention to something other than safely operating a vehicle on the roadway, safety becomes a major concern for everyone else around them, including other cyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers.
Although the state is constantly implementing harsh penalties against these kinds of negligent driving, accidents still occur every single day and most of them are caused by distracted driving.
At the law offices of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we provide our clients with peace of mind. While you are healing from your injuries, we are working to get you the compensation you are entitled to for your damages.
Contact our Honolulu car accident lawyers today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a complimentary review of your personal injury claim.
Our Hawaii car accident lawyers have years of experience in successfully negotiating these types of cases and are fully prepared to guide and advise you and your family throughout the entire legal process.
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.