Maalaea, HI – Two Injured in Garbage Truck Accident on Honoapiilani Hwy
January 23, 2023
Maalaea, HI (January 23, 2023)- On Saturday, January 21, 2023 an accident involving a garbage truck occurred. The accident happened at approximately 9:13 a.m. according to the Maui Police Department. The collision created delays for other drivers throughout most of the day.
It was reported that the garbage truck was traveling near the Maalaea area when it overturned on the Honoapiilani Highway. Emergency responders were promptly on the scene to assist the injured parties.
There were two people involved in the collision that were taken to the nearest Hospital on Maui. The accident resulted in injuries suffered by both of these unidentified individuals.
Lanes were blocked throughout much of the day and police had a contra-flow in place. Close to 3:00 p.m. the Maui police had confirmed that Honoapiilani Highway had completely reopened.
An investigation continues by local police to discover what the initial cause was for the garbage truck to turn over.
Our thoughts are with those who’ve sustained injuries. We hope for their full recovery.
Motor Vehicle Accident Statistics in Hawaii
Over the past few years, the number of traffic accidents in Hawaii have shown a steady increase. In 2022, studies show that 42% of traffic related deaths were caused by impaired driving, followed by speeding, and distracted driving. Cell Phone use while driving has become a common factor in collisions in Hawaii.
Recent statistics show that Hawaii is expected to have an increase in auto accidents in 2023. Most accidents occur on highways and on or near intersections. Increased risks for pedestrians, cyclists, and motorcyclists are expected as well in 2023.
Drivers can ensure safety by maintaining safe speeds and have a safe driving distance between cars. Drivers and passengers should always be sure to wear a seatbelt and minimize all distractions while someone is behind the wheel.
When someone is injured in a traffic accident, there can be severe consequences. Families may face the burden of medical bills while their loved one suffers physical and emotional pain as the result of an accident. It’s important for families to know that they may have legal options available to them.
Getting a loved one support is crucial in the case of an auto accident injury. Auto accident attorneys can assist your loved one in recovering lost wages, lost earning capacity, and repairing property damage.
In cases like these, seeking the help of a Maalaea car accident lawyer can help recover compensation for expenses involving the accident. Our car accident attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner want to help families understand every option available to them.
We proudly believe in protecting the legal rights of our clients. We stand by our commitment to support our clients throughout the entire legal process. Our attorneys assist families in understanding the laws that apply to their case, followed by advising them on how to proceed. Our attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner will guide your family to make the right decisions for your case. Contact us at 808-537-2525 to move forward today.
Notes: Our team of writers uses secondary sources such as news reports, 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 .
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