Kauai, HI - Man Killed in Pedestrian Wreck on Poipu Rd
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Kauai, HI – Man Killed in Pedestrian Wreck on Poipu Rd

February 25, 2024

Kauai, HI (February 25, 2024) – A 55-year-old male pedestrian was fatally struck by a vehicle on Poipu Road on Saturday morning, according to Kauai police. At approximately 8:50 a.m., a Toyota veered off the road near Kiahuna Shopping Center and hit a man from Kalaheo who was walking on the westbound shoulder, according to an initial police report. The man was unresponsive when bystanders discovered him and initiated cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) until first responders arrived.

Following transport, the victim was pronounced deceased at Wilcox Memorial Hospital. Both passengers in the vehicle escaped with no injuries. Police stated that while speed and impairment are not suspected in the collision, an investigation is ongoing.

Our thoughts are with the injured man and his family members. We hope for his complete recovery.

Pedestrian Accidents in Hawaii

Between 2003 and 2012, pedestrians were involved in almost 10% of all highway-related deaths nationwide, according to a report by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. In the United States alone, officials say these figures equate to more than 5,000 pedestrian deaths annually. Additionally, data revealed that over 80,000 pedestrians sustain injuries annually as a result of incidents involving motor vehicles.

Tragically, Hawaii has a much greater incidence of pedestrian accidents per capita compared to the rest of the country. Every year, more than 500 pedestrian injuries and 30 pedestrian fatalities occur in Hawaii.

Pedestrian injuries, depending on their severity, are often extremely painful or even deadly. Collisions involving pedestrians and vehicles, regardless of speed or location, typically produce catastrophic, disabling injuries due to the force of the impact and weight of the average automobile. Common injuries reported in instances involving pedestrian accidents in Hawaii include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries
  • Bone breaks and fractures
  • Torn ligaments and tendons
  • Damage to the spine’s soft tissues and herniated discs

Serious injuries, costly medical bills, and emotional trauma impact these victims disproportionately. Thankfully, a pedestrian in Hawaii can get financial compensation for their injuries in the event of a car accident, just as a driver or passenger would in the event of a multi-vehicle crash.

At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our Kauai pedestrian accident lawyers are dedicated to offering outstanding legal representation and assistance to individuals who have suffered injuries due to the carelessness of others. Our capable team will manage all aspects of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery and moving forward with your life. If you or someone you care about has experienced a personal injury, don’t hesitate to contact our experienced, compassionate legal team for a complimentary consultation. Let us serve as your advocates and lead you through this frustrating and stressful period in your life.

Your well-being is our top concern, and we will exhaust all available resources to ensure you receive the justice you rightfully deserve. Contact us today at 808-537-2525 to explore how we can assist you in your personal injury matter.

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 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. 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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