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Kahuku, HI – Reckless Driver Caused Crash That Left Two Dead Near Gunstock Ranch

August 22, 2022

Kahuku, HI (August 22, 2022) – Two people died and two others sustained critical injuries on Monday, August 22nd in a head-on collision on Oahu’s North Shore that, according to police, was caused by a driver weaving recklessly in and out of traffic.

Officers have opened manslaughter and negligent homicide cases.

The incident took place at about 1:10 p.m. in a passing zone on Kamehameha Highway close to Gunstock Ranch when a 27-year-old driving a pick-up truck collided head-on with a Hyundai Elantra. 

Two people from the Elantra died and one was in critical condition. 

The driver of the pick-up was also critically injured with several broken bones.

The Honolulu Police Department has not released the names of the victims, except to say that one was a man in his 30s. 

The section of Kamehamheha Highway in front Malaekahana Park was closed while police investigated.  

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the families of the deceased victims at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families in hopes of a full recovery.

Vehicle Accidents in Hawaii

Kahuku, HI - Reckless Driver Caused Crash That Left Two Dead Near Gunstock Ranch

Car accidents happen for various reasons. In rare instances, there is no one at fault, but more often than not, an accident is caused by an irresponsible driver.

Not only are accident victims forced to cope with daily pain and suffering, but they also face rapidly accumulating medical bills while being unable to work. If you were hurt due to the carelessness of another driver, you are most likely entitled to pursue a personal injury case against the person responsible. 

Negligent driver behaviors put countless people in danger, including cyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers as well. When the person in control of a potentially deadly vehicle is careless or inattentive for even a split second, the chances of them taking a life or leaving a victim seriously injured are extremely high.  

Some common examples of negligence include:

  • Drivers not paying attention
  • Driving who are intoxicated
  • Reckless driving
  • Poorly maintained vehicles
  • Badly designed intersections and roadways

If you were injured in a car accident caused by another person’s negligence, it is important that you reach out to a reputable Hawaii personal injury lawyer who understands what you and your family are going through.  

We are dedicated to helping our clients recover in the quickest and most comfortable way possible. If you were hurt in an accident caused by a negligent driver, contact our Hawaii car accident lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525. Schedule a free, confidential review of your potential claim to learn what legal options are available to you.   

Having an experienced and aggressive advocator on your side will ensure you receive the full financial compensation for your injuries. Our Hawaii car accident attorneys have extensive experience in handling these kinds of cases and are ready to guide you through the 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. 

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