Kahului, HI – Elderly Man Killed in Vehicle Crash at Maui Lani Pky and Kuikahi Dr
September 16, 2022
Kahului, HI (September 15, 2022) – A 74-year-old man from Kahului died when a vehicle slammed into a tree on Maui on Wednesday, September 14th.
The crash occurred at about 2:20 p.m. in the area of Kuikahi Drive and Maui Lani Parkway.
An investigation showed that a 2020 Honda CR-V was heading northeast on Kuikahi Drive when the driver of the vehicle failed to negotiate the turn and plowed through the grassy median and into oncoming traffic.
The vehicle then jumped the curb and crashed into a tree.
One of the vehicle’s occupants was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center in critical condition. He passed away a short while later.
Officials said speed does not appear to be a factor but the involvement of alcohol and drugs is pending.
This is Maui County’s 16th vehicular fatality this year, compared to 11 at this time in 2021.
We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.
Wrongful Death Suits in Hawaii
If the death was caused by a driver under the influence, elder abuse, a loose handrail in a stairwell, a faulty smoke alarm, or any other wrongful or negligent act, taking swift legal action will ensure that your lawyer has ample time to investigate the events surrounding the death and build a strong case.
Similar to other kinds of civil injury cases, families who file a wrongful death suit will have to prove that the defendant is responsible for the death of their loved one through negligence or, according to liability laws, is otherwise accountable.
For instance, a person could be found liable for wrongful death if:
- Their negligence caused the victim’s death, as in a fatal car crash
- They were a designer, manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or other commercial entity liable for a dangerous or defective product
- They were a physician, nurse, or other health care provider who committed medical malpractice by failing to meet the standard of care when treating the victim
- Knowingly and willingly committed assault or murder
- They were the owner of a property that had an unaddressed danger that led to a guest’s death
A sympathetic attorney from our law firm can give you the tenacious legal representation you need after experiencing the sudden loss of someone you love.
At the law firm of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our experienced team is dedicated to providing prudent and personalized legal services to wrongful death victims and their grieving families.
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.