Maui, HI – Auto Collision Results in Injuries on Haleakala Hwy near Keahua Rd
September 7, 2023
Maui, HI (September 7, 2023) – A car crash was reported to police in Maui on the afternoon of September 7. At around 3:30 p.m., responders went to the scene to render aid and determine the cause of the incident.
Local authorities report the collision happened on the Haleakala Highway near Keahua Road. At least one person sustained injuries and received emergency medical attention at the scene.
The roadway was closed while emergency crews worked in the area, forcing local motorists to use different routes of travel for the time being.
Police in Maui are still investigating. Our thoughts are with those involved in hopes of a full recovery.
Hawaii Vehicle Accidents
If you or someone you love has sustained injuries in a severe crash, you may be going through an extremely trying time. Yearly, throughout the nation, millions of individuals are injured in auto collisions. In fact, about 3 million are hurt annually in these wrecks while approximately 40,000 lose their lives. Sadly, the majority of these accidents are preventable and caused by the actions of negligent drivers. In fact, about 400,000 vehicle crashes happen per year caused by drivers who are distracted, while about 3,000 end up losing their lives in these crashes.
Unfortunately, negligent driving is behind the majority of injuries and deaths in the United States. For instance, individuals aged 15-20 most often lose their lives in auto accidents. Additionally, more Americans lose their lives in auto collisions than due to gun violence every single year. Considering the fact that the National Highway Traffic Safety Association found that over 93% of reported car accidents happen due to negligent driving, this means that driver negligence causes more injuries and deaths than a lot of other dangers in the US. This is hard to fathom, especially when we consider the types of negligence that exist among drivers today. Most often, drivers are intoxicated, fatigued, speeding, or distracted. These are all extraordinarily preventable and selfish acts that end in injuries and death for thousands if not millions of people per year.
Being hurt in a severe crash can send you to the hospital for days, weeks, or longer, where you must undergo invasive and expensive medical care. The average cost of sustaining a severe car crash injury and receiving hospital care is in the tens of thousands of dollars in the United States. The average American does not have the money available to pay for these types of injuries and the care needed to recover from them. Therefore, oftentimes, people who suffer severe injuries in auto accidents often go broke trying to recover and have their entire lives upended by their accidents. Sadly, a lot of people end up losing their jobs, homes, and even their families due to sustaining severe injuries in accidents.
We hope that you never find yourself in such a situation, but, if you do, our lawyers at the law office of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner are here to help you in your time of need. Call us as soon as you can to talk to an attorney about your own personal injury claim. Our legal team of well-seasoned attorneys has decades of experience and can help you collect full and fair financial compensation for your losses and damages. Call us at (808) 537-2525 to learn more about how we can help you through this difficult time at no cost 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 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.