Kahala, HI – Pedestrian Dies Crossing H1 Near Waikui St
August 8, 2022
Kahala, HI (August 07, 2022) – A man was struck and eventually died after he attempted to cross the H1 freeway in Kahala on Saturday, August 6th.
According to officers from the Honolulu Police Department, the incident took place at about 9:20 p.m. in the area of Waikui Street.
Police said the driver was heading eastbound when she struck the pedestrian as he was trying to cross. The victim, a 29-year-old man, was transported by paramedics to a local medical facility with critical injuries. He passed away a short while later.
Neither the driver of the striking vehicle, a 53-year-old woman, nor any of her passengers were injured during the fatal impact.
Police have stated that drugs, alcohol, and speed do not seem to be factored in the crash.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Pedestrian Accidents in Hawaii
As with many pedestrian accidents, fault lies with both the pedestrian and the driver. While this doesn’t mean the pedestrian is not eligible to collect any compensation, it could mean that their compensation is decreased by a percentage proportional to their degree of fault for the accident.
A speeding or drunk driver who hits a pedestrian crossing the roadway in an improper fashion, like outside of a crosswalk, could still be liable for a percentage of the damages.
Pedestrian actions that commonly lead to them sharing in fault for their injuries include:
- Crossing on a “don’t walk” signal
- Crossing where there is no crosswalk
- Walking out into traffic
- Running into the roadway without looking
After being injured in a pedestrian accident, victims have a very limited window of time in which to bring a personal injury claim. Pedestrian injuries usually involve a lot of medical bills, pain, and suffering and often result in fatalities that allow certain surviving family members to pursue compensation via a wrongful death claim.
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we are focused on the full recovery of our clients in the fastest and most comfortable way possible. If you were injured in an accident due to a negligent driver, contact our pedestrian injury 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.