Kalihi, HI - Pedestrian Killed in Accident on Nimitz Onramp on H-1 Fwy
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Kalihi, HI – Pedestrian Killed in Accident on Nimitz Onramp on H-1 Fwy

August 20, 2023

Kalihi, HI (August 20, 2023) – A pedestrian lost their life in a serious accident in Kalihi. Reports show the wreck occurred Sunday night, August 13. 

Sources say the collision took place on the H-1 Freeway near the onramp to the Nimitz Highway. How the accident occurred is still being investigated by local police. 

A man, aged about 40, suffered life-threatening injuries when he was struck by a vehicle. Despite efforts made by emergency personnel, he lost his life shortly after the crash happened. 

Authorities report that a motorist was headed west on the H-1 Freeway when they were involved in a collision with the man who was walking across the road. The motorist left the scene without stopping to render aid or wait for police. 

Speed appears to be a contributing factor in the crash. Authorities in Kalihi continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Hawaii Pedestrian Wrecks

Every year, Hawaii sees numerous accidents that cause injuries for the involved parties. Bone fractures, traumatic spinal cord injuries, and internal organ damage are just a small portion of the injuries reported in these wrecks. A percentage of these involve pedestrians, who often sustain more severe injuries than anyone else involved in traffic accidents in the US. Yearly, over 5,000 pedestrians are reportedly killed in auto collisions throughout the nation. 

Numerous factors come into play in the cause of these accidents in Hawaii. Distracted driving is a common contributor of car accidents in the Aloha State as well as across the nation, as it can seriously increase the probability of drivers making mistakes while operating their vehicles. Texting and/or talking on the phone is the distraction most commonly seen, often resulting in devastating injuries and even death. Speeding also poses a severe risk, increasing the difficulty of maintaining control for drivers. 

Aggressive driving, including tailgating and reckless driving, puts everyone at risk and can cause traffic collisions. Additionally, wet and slippery road conditions cause accidents. The sad truth is that most of these accidents are preventable. However, we continue to see innocent people hurt as a result of drivers who are reckless and negligent.

If you have lost a loved one in a collision caused by a negligent driver, a wrongful death attorney in Hawaii is vital if you wish to collect full and fair financial compensation for the damages and losses you have had to endure. A lawyer can help you seek financial compensation for funeral costs, lost wages, emotional turmoil, pain, suffering, and more.

At Leavitt Yamane & Soldner, our skilled car crash lawyers have been serving those victimized in auto accidents in Hawaii for over three decades. We provide skilled and compassionate legal services, ensuring your rights are protected, and maximum compensation is pursued. Let our experienced attorneys guide you toward recovery. Call us today at 808-537-2525 to schedule a free consultation and take the first step toward justice.

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.

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