Kalihi, HI – HPD Responds to Injury Crash at N. King St and Kalihi St
October 25, 2022
Kalihi, HI (October 25, 2022) – Local police, and emergency response teams were called to the scene of a car accident in Kalihi on Tuesday, October 25th.
The incident occurred at about 9:50 p.m. in the area of Kalihi Street and North King Street, near Farrington High School.
The immediate area was closed down as paramedics also responded to the scene. Upon their arrival, they rendered pre-hospital emergency care to at least one person.
Officials have not disclosed the nature of their injuries.
This accident remains under police investigation at this time.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Car Accidents in Hawaii
In 2012, Hawaii took extreme action to reduce the number of critical injuries and fatalities caused by drivers under the influence. The state created an enforcement program known as 52/12 which involves the set-up of one sobriety checkpoint every week throughout the year in an effort to decrease the number of motorists under the influence and at the wheel. After it was implemented, 450 DUI arrests were made across a total of 600 checkpoints across the state.
Drunk driving arrests almost doubled from 2008 to 2011. These figures make it evident that the program is effective since drunk driving fatalities decreased by 20%.
Hawaii is also working tirelessly to combat distracted driving, which is currently the number one cause of car accidents nationwide. The ubiquitousness of mobile phones and our ever-growing preoccupation with social media have forever changed the way drivers behave behind the wheel.
It is not uncommon for drivers to use Google Maps while they are behind the wheel while others can’t seem to put their phones down. Others are oddly confident in their ability to record a TikTok or post on Facebook or in rush hour traffic. This type of driver distraction often comes with severe consequences not only for the oblivious driver but anyone else around them. Distracted driving has been proven to be more dangerous than drunk driving’ a fact supported by car accident statistics that show in 2012, police across the state issued more than 5,0000 tickets relating to operating a motor vehicle while using an electronic handheld device.
Another leading cause of car accidents across the state is speeding. The Hawaii Department of Transportation has endeavored to lower the number of speed-related collisions and related fatalities by stiffening the penalties imposed on those cited for the act.
Despite their best efforts, however, serious car accidents continue to happen every day and have long-range repercussions for injured victims and their families.
A Honolulu law firm with decades of combined experience in learning and working with Hawaii’s state-specific regulations and laws can give you prudent advice on the best way to secure the economic recovery you are entitled to after a serious crash. Our job is to hold the negligent driver accountable for the losses and damages they caused.
It is important that you speak with a Hawaii personal injury attorney you can rely on following a serious accident. Contact our Honolulu car accident lawyers today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free assessment of your possible claim to discover what legal options are open 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.