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Kaneohe, HI – Kamehameha Hwy Scene of Injury Wreck near Windward Mall

November 16, 2022

Kaneohe, HI (November 15, 2022) – A serious car accident was reported to officials in Kaneohe on the evening of November 15. Sources say the collision occurred at around 9:15 p.m. for reasons still being investigated by police. 

The accident occurred on the Kamehameha Highway by Haiku and the Windward Mall. An unspecified number of vehicles collided in the area and caused at least one person to become injured. 

Currently, the extent of the injuries suffered in the crash has not been reported. Police in Kaneohe are still investigating the details of the accident.

The roadway was closed while emergency crews worked to secure the scene and render aid to injured victims. Local drivers were forced to use different routes while the scene was active with responders. 

We hope for the full and fast recovery of those with injuries. 

Hawaii Car Crashes

Auto collisions take place frequently in Hawaii. Three common reasons accidents occur in the state include: 

  • Driver intoxication
  • Driver distraction
  • Speeding 

Studies concerning different types of driver negligence suggest that distracted driving is actually more dangerous than driving while intoxicated, and, driving while over-tired is basically the same thing as driving drunk. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 10% of all fatal auto crashes in the US involve a drunk or high driver.

Driving while distracted entails anything that takes a driver’s attention from the roadway and their immediate surroundings. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention states that driving for five seconds at about 55 miles per hour is about the same as driving the length of a football field with your eyes closed. 

Unless your device is hands-free, it is illegal to drive while using a cell phone in Hawaii. Texting and driving is against the law, and drivers who are under the age of 18 are legally prohibited from using any type of technology while behind the wheel. 

Safety instantaneously becomes a serious problem when a driver’s attention is diverted from the road for any reason. Pedestrians, other drivers, and anyone whom they encounter on the road is at serious risk for personal injuries or even death when a driver becomes distracted.

Despite harsh penalties implemented against drivers who choose to act negligently in Hawaii, it continues to be a serious problem that injures and takes the lives of numerous people every year. The story remains the same throughout the United States, where over 90% of auto collisions are the result of negligent driving.

At the law firm of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner, we work to help our injured clients maintain peace of mind. While you work on recovering, we will work on getting you the financial compensation and justice you are entitled to.  You may qualify for compensation if you were injured by the actions of a negligent driver, and we work hard to provide you with what you deserve. 

Contact our Kaneohe car accident lawyers today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a complimentary review of your personal injury claim. 

Our Hawaii car accident lawyers have years of experience in successfully negotiating these types of cases and are fully dedicated to getting our clients full and fair compensation for the injuries and losses they face. 

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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