Kalihi, HI – Traffic Collision with Injuries on H1 W near Houghtailing Exit
March 7, 2023
Kalihi, HI (March 7, 2023) – A car accident happened in Kalihi on the night of March 7 that ended in injuries. Sources report the collision occurred at around 10:25 p.m.
Local officials say the collision happened on H1 west in the left lane, just before the Houghtailing Street Exit. The Honolulu Police Department responded to the scene along with paramedics and fire crews.
The number of vehicles involved in the accident has not been disclosed at this time. EMTs worked to help injured parties at the scene. Those in need of extensive medical care were taken by ambulance to area hospitals for treatment.
The highway was blocked near Houghtailing Street for some time on the night of March 7. Police are still investigating the circumstances of the crash.
We hope for the full recovery of the injured victims.
Hawaii Car Crashes
Every day in the United States, over 17,000 auto accidents are reported. These accidents injure over 7,500 people and take over 100 lives. Yearly, the country sees over 6 million vehicle collisions that injure over 3 million people and end the lives of about 40,000. In Hawaii, there are a reported 10,000 car accidents per year or about 30 per day. Car crashes have become a leading cause of death in America due to the actions of negligent drivers. In the past ten years, driver distraction has become the most common type of driver negligence seen in the US, causing over 400,000 traffic collisions per year.
Dangerous road conditions, vehicle problems, and driver error are the most common factors that contribute to car crashes in the United States and throughout the state of Hawaii. However, negligent driving is the main cause, causing over 90% of reported auto collisions every single year. Drivers who choose to pay attention to their phones or anything other than the roadway while behind the wheel put themselves and everyone else on the roadway at risk of severe injuries or even death every time they divert their attention from the road in front of them.
Speeding is another commonly seen form of driver negligence. Each year, over 11,000 deaths are caused by the actions of speeding drivers. This is equal to about 30% of the national fatality rate related to car crashes.
Sustaining serious injuries in an auto accident can be a devastating experience. Depending on the severity of your injuries, you may be stuck in the hospital for a long time, unable to work and make a living or see your friends and family. You may become depressed, anxious, or even experience extreme emotional consequences like PTSD due to experiencing such a traumatizing event.
If you or someone you love has recently been seriously injured in a car crash caused by driver negligence, you deserve to be able to recover without incident. You should not have to worry about money at a time like this. This is why you should seek the help of a car accident lawyer in Honolulu who can help you file a personal injury claim for compensation. Financial compensation can help you pay for all of the costs that stem from your collision so you can focus on your mental and physical needs.
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we are fully dedicated to helping you preserve your legal rights so you can get your life back on track as easily and quickly as possible after being injured in a negligently caused accident. You deserve all the help available to you during this trying time.
Contact our personal injury lawyers in Hawaii as soon as you can to learn more about your right toward compensation.
You can reach us at (808) 537-2525 to speak with a reputable lawyer about your claim. You can schedule a free case review to see how we can help you recover.
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.