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Lihue, HI – Crash on Kaumualii Hwy near Kauai Humane Society Injuries Three

September 12, 2022

Lihue, HI (September 11, 2022) – Alcohol and speed are being investigated as probable factors in a series of collisions that hospitalized three people on Friday, September 9th in Lihue. 

According to police on the scene, at about 11:15 p.m., a Toyota SUV was traveling westbound on Kaumualii Highway when it collided with a vehicle in front of the Kauai Humane Society, struck a pick-up truck close to the Halfway Bridge, and then crashed into a sedan.

The driver of the SUV, identified only as a 52-year-old, was taken to the Wilcox Medical Center with critical injuries. 

The occupants of the sedan, a 34-year-old driver and a 3-year-old passenger, were hospitalized with non-critical injuries. 

Kaumualii Highway was closed for roughly three hours while police investigated. 

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

Car Accidents in Hawaii

Kauai, HI - Speed, Alcohol Factors in Crash That Injured Three on Kaumualii Hwy

A significant cause of vehicle accidents across the state is speeding. The Hawaii Department of Transportation has attempted to reduce the number of speed-related crashes and associated deaths by increasing the penalties inflicted upon those cited for the act. 

Hawaii has also taken extreme actions to reduce the number of critical injuries and fatalities caused by drivers under the influence. In 2012, the state formed an enforcement program referred to as 52/12. This program involves the set-up of one sobriety checkpoint each week throughout the year in an attempt to reduce the number of drunk drivers. In the year of its inception, 450 drunk drivers were arrested were made across a total of 600 checkpoints statewide.

The number of drunk driving arrests nearly doubled from 2012 to 2015. These numbers make it obvious that the program is working as fatal drunk driving accidents fell by 20% 

In spite of their best efforts, however, car accidents continue to happen every day and have long-term consequences for injured victims and their families.   

It is essential that you speak with a Hawaii car accident lawyer you can rely on following a serious accident. Contact a Hawaii car crash attorney from Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner today at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free assessment of your possible claim to discover what legal options are open to you.   

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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