Ka’u, HI - One Killed in Vehicle Collision on Hwy 11 near Manuka State Rec Park
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Ka’u, HI – One Killed in Vehicle Collision on Hwy 11 near Manuka State Rec Park

August 14, 2023

Ka’u, HI (August 14, 2023) – One man lost his life in a fatal accident in Ka’u on Sunday night, August 13. At approximately 8:08 p.m., emergency crews went to the scene of the crash on Highway 11. 

According to reports, several responders were working at the scene near the 81.2 mile marker. Sources say a black 2008 Mercedes Benz 280 was traveling north on Highway 11 when it lost control and left the roadway, striking the rock wall sign in front of Manuka State Recreational Park. 

The driver was ejected from the vehicle and severely injured. They were taken to Kona Community Hospital and pronounced deceased shortly before 1:30 a.m. on Monday. A passenger in the vehicle, identified as a man, age 25, was taken to Kona Community Hospital for treatment. He is currently in stable condition. 

Speed and impairment are believed to be contributing factors in the cause of this accident. Authorities in Ka’u continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim. We hope for the full recovery of those with injuries.

Hawaii Car Accidents

Every day in the United States, over 17,000 auto collisions are reported. These accidents end in injuries for more than 7,500 people and take the lives of hundreds per day. Per year, the US sees over 6 million auto accidents that cause injuries to approximately 3 million and take the lives of about 40,000 annually.

In Hawaii, there are around 10,000 auto collisions per year, or approximately 30 each day. Auto collisions have become one of the top reasons Americans lose their lives, mostly those that happen due to driver negligence. In the past ten years, driver distraction has become the most prevalent form of negligent driving in the US, causing hundreds of thousands of collisions per year.

Car problems, hazardous road conditions, and driver negligence are the most common causes of auto collisions in the US and throughout the islands of Hawaii. However, negligent driving is the most prevalent action, causing more than 92% of reported auto collisions each year. Drivers who choose to allow their attention to be diverted from the road risk their own lives and put those around them at severe risk of sustaining injuries or even losing their lives.

It can be devastating to suffer a serious injury in an accident. Depending on the severity of your wounds, you may be stuck in the hospital, unable to work and make a living or spend time with your friends and family. You may become depressed, anxious or even experience extreme emotional consequences like PTSD due to facing such a traumatic event.

If you or a loved one have recently suffered serious injuries in a crash caused by a negligent driver, you deserve to be able to recover without incident. This is why you should seek the assistance of a car crash 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 recover. Especially if you have lost someone you love in a negligently caused accident, you deserve all the help available to you during this trying time. Our law firm has been aiding bereaved families for decades and will stop at nothing to ensure that you are able to recover fully and fairly after your loved one’s life was cut short by the negligent actions of another person. 

Contact our wrongful death attorneys 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 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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