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Kalihi, HI – Pedestrian Dies After Vehicle Accident on Nimitz Hwy

November 17, 2022

Kalihi, HI (November 17, 2022) – Officers from the Honolulu Police Department responded to the scene of a vehicle accident when a 53-year-old pedestrian was struck by a driver on Saturday, November 12th. 

The incident took place at about 10:50 p.m. as the pedestrian was crossing the westbound lanes of Nimitz Highway in Kalihi. Emergency Medical Services was called to the scene where they provided life-saving measures and transported the injured victim to a nearby hospital. The person passed away just a few days later due to the severity of their injuries. 

The cause of the crash remains unknown and the vehicle accident remains under police investigation at this time. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Fatal Vehicle Accidents in Hawaii

Kalihi, HI - Pedestrian Dies After Vehicle Accident on Nimitz Hwy

A wrongful death action is a civil claim. This means they are handled in civil courts and are separate from any criminal case that involves the defendant.  

As a civil claim, a wrongful death action focuses on judging whether or not the defendant is answerable for the damages sustained by the victim and their surviving relatives. 

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. 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 physician, nurse, or other health care provider who committed medical malpractice by failing to meet the standard of care when treating the victim
  • They were a designer, manufacturer, distributor, retailer, or other commercial entity liable for a dangerous or defective product
  • They were the owner of a property that had an unaddressed danger that led to a guest’s death
  • Knowingly and willingly committed assault or murder

At the law firm of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our experienced team is dedicated to providing prudent and personalized legal services to fatal vehicle accident 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. 

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