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Kapaa, HI – Driver Arrested After Striking Two Pedestrians, One Fatally on Kuhio Hwy

September 24, 2022

Kapaa, HI (September 24, 2022) – The Kauai Police Department arrested a driver after he struck two pedestrians, killing one, on Monday, September 19th. 

The 65-year-old man was arrested and charged with negligent injury, negligent homicide, and inattention to driving on Friday. 

The incident took place on Kuhio Highway in Kapaa.  

An investigation determined that the two women were inside a marked crosswalk when they were mowed down by the driver of a Chevrolet truck traveling southbound on Kuhio Highway.

The impact left one victim, a 50-year-old woman from Kapaa, dead. 

The other pedestrian, a 52-year-old woman from California, was hospitalized in stable condition at Wilcox Medical Center. She is expected to make a full recovery. 

Speeding and impairment do not appear to be factors in the incident.  

This is the eighth traffic fatality in Kauai in 2022. 

We would like to offer our deepest condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time. Our thoughts are with the injured victim and her family in hopes of a full recovery.

Pedestrian Injuries in Hawaii

Kapaa, HI - Driver Arrested After Striking Two Pedestrians, One Fatally on Kuhio Hwy

In order to move forward with your pedestrian case, you will be expected to show that the driver that hit you was negligent or intentional in their actions. 

Our law firm has decades of experience seeing successful resolutions to pedestrian accident claims, so our attorneys have first-hand knowledge of what is needed to establish fault for an accident. 

No matter the circumstances surrounding your accident, we know how to effectively demonstrate that another individual was responsible. With our meticulous gathering of documentation, comprehensive investigation, detailed witness testimonies, and rational arguments, we will do everything in our power to make sure you get the financial award you deserve.

Even though a very tiny percentage of pedestrian injuries are intentionally inflicted by drivers, most of them are the result of simple driver negligence. The most common kinds of negligent drivers in Hawaii include: 

  • Drivers who are speeding
  • Drivers who are under the influence 
  • Drivers who are inattentive
  • Drivers who ignore traffic signs or signals
  • Drivers who fail to notice crosswalks
  • Drivers who do not use their blinkers
  • Drivers who fail to drive cautiously during inclement weather
  • Drivers who fail to exercise caution where children could be present

When you contact our Hawaii pedestrian injury lawyers at (808) 537-2525, you can be confident that we will begin working on your case immediately. We understand how important it is for you to receive the financial compensation you are entitled to as soon as possible.

It is necessary to bear in mind that if you, as a pedestrian, have even the smallest portion of fault assigned to you, the driver that hit you may only be required to compensate you for some of your medical expenses.

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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