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Kapaa, HI – Two Hospitalized Following Crash on Kuhio Hwy

September 22, 2022

Kappa, HI (September 21, 2022) – Two pedestrians were hospitalized following an accident that took place on Monday, September 19th in Kapaa.  

According to officials from the County of Kauai, two women were crossing Kuhio Highway inside of a marked crosswalk at about 7:00 p.m. when they were struck by a Chevrolet pick-up truck driven by a 65-year-old man. 

The two victims, a 52-year-old woman from California, and a 50-year-old woman from Kapaa were transported by paramedics to Wilcox Medical Center.

The woman from California is in stable condition. The woman from Kapaa is currently listed in critical condition.  

The driver was unharmed during the incident. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Pedestrian Injuries in Hawaii

Kapaa, HI - Two Hospitalized Following Crash on Kuhio Hwy

Although pedestrian accidents happen for various reasons, an overwhelming majority of them are caused by irresponsible drivers.

Some common examples of the kinds of negligence that result in pedestrian accidents include:

  • Driver distraction, such as texting and making phone calls
  • Driving under the influence
  • Reckless driving
  • Inadequately maintained vehicles
  • Poorly designed intersections and roadways

These negligent driver behaviors put countless people in danger, especially cyclists, and pedestrians. When the person in control of a potentially deadly vehicle is careless or inattentive for even a split second, the chances of them taking a life or leaving a victim seriously injured are extremely high.  

An experienced pedestrian accident attorney in Hawaii will be able to effectively identify all forms of negligence that contributed to your injuries. 

Not only are accident victims forced to cope with daily pain and suffering, but they also face rapidly accumulating medical bills while being unable to work. If you were hurt due to the carelessness of a driver, you are most likely entitled to pursue a personal injury case against the person responsible. 

It is essential to remember that if you, as a pedestrian, have even a small portion of the fault for your accident attributed to you, the driver that hit you may only be required to compensate you for some of your medical expenses. 

Even if you share none of the fault, the driver’s insurance carrier will normally compensate nothing but your medical costs. This means that none of the additional expenses stemming from your accident, like missed income, diminished earning capacity, and pain and suffering will be covered. This is just one of the many reasons why we strongly urge you to seek the aggressive legal representation of a personal injury attorney from Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner.

If you were injured in a pedestrian accident caused by another person’s negligence, it is important that you reach out to a reputable Hawaii personal injury lawyer who understands what you and your family are going through. Having an experienced and aggressive advocator on your side will ensure you receive full financial compensation for your injuries.

If you were injured in an accident due to a negligent driver, contact our pedestrian injury attorneys in Hawaii today by calling (808) 537-2525. Schedule a free and confidential assessment of your potential case to find out what legal options are available to you.   

Our pedestrian accident attorneys in Hawaii have extensive experience in handling these kinds of cases and are ready to guide you through the process. We are focused on the full recovery of our clients in the fastest and most comfortable way possible.

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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