Kalihi, HI – Moped Rider Critical After Struck by Car at Nimitz Hwy & Sand Island Access Rd
July 3, 2023
Kalihi, HI (July 3, 2023) – On Friday, June 30th, authorities were alerted to the scene of a serious collision between a moped rider and a passenger vehicle. The crash occurred at the intersection of Nimitz Highway and Sand Island Access Road in Kalihi.
According to law enforcement officials with the Honolulu Police Department, a 42-year-old man operating a moped entered the junction and was struck from behind by a car. The impact of the crash ejected the rider from the moped.
Emergency responders were notified of the collision and dispatched to the scene a short time later. Crews arrived to locate the operator down in the roadway with severe injuries.
The victim was promptly transported to a nearby hospital, where he remains in serious condition. Few other details are available at this time.
The events that led to the accident are being investigated by the HPD Traffic Division.
Our thoughts are with the man who was injured in this accident. We hope for his full recovery.
Vehicle Accidents in Hawaii
Motorcycle and moped accidents happen all too often throughout the United States and on the island of Hawaii. Due to its fantastic weather and beautiful scenery, such modes of transportation are popular in the Aloha State. Those who end up involved in accidents, however, are often more seriously hurt than those involved in other types of collisions. Little to no protection between themselves and the force of impact is often the cause.
Furthermore, many moped accidents are triggered by driver recklessness. At least half of the reported moped crashes in the country, in fact, are caused by the actions of distracted, intoxicated, speeding, or fatigued drivers. The most common type of reckless act that contributes to moped accidents in the U.S. is failure to yield the right of way, and common injuries from these types of collisions include:
- Bone breaks/Bone Fractures
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Disc Injury/Disc Herniation
- Damage to the spine
Extreme non-economic damages and catastrophic economic losses are frequently caused by devastating injuries. The financial ramifications of a moped accident can be utterly catastrophic to accident victims and their families, from medical expenses to missed wages to excruciating agony and suffering. If you or a loved one was harmed in a moped accident in Hawaii, you should think about what happened because if a negligent driver was to blame, you most likely have legal recourse that can aid in your recovery.
It’s important to deal with the financial effects of a moped accident as quickly as possible. Bills mounting up while you’re detained in the hospital and unable to work can be frustrating and daunting. You might be qualified to obtain compensation for your losses.
Contact our Honolulu moped accident lawyers as soon as possible by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a no-obligation review of your potential claim for damages to find out what legal avenues you may have available.
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 incorrect information, 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.