Maui, HI - Man Killed in Vehicle Wreck on Haleakala Hwy
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Maui, HI – Man Killed in Vehicle Wreck on Haleakala Hwy

December 10, 2023

Maui, HI (December 10, 2023) – A car crash happened on Friday, December 8, at about 3:55 a.m. on Haleakala Highway (37) near Keahua Road and resulted in at least one fatality, according to local authorities.

A blue 2004 Ford F150 pickup truck was going east on Haleakala Highway, per a preliminary investigation, when it collided with another vehicle. The driver of the Ford, a 31-year-old Makawao man, suffered serious injuries in the collision and was taken to Maui Memorial Medical Center for additional treatment. He was pronounced dead a short time later. It’s unclear if any other victims were injured and treated at the hospital. Currently, the inquiry has not established if drugs, alcohol, or speed were involved, though an investigation remains ongoing.

We extend our deepest condolences to the deceased man’s family. Our thoughts are with those injured in hopes of their full recovery.

Fatal Vehicle Accidents in Hawaii

Goals to decrease traffic deaths on Hawaii highways are established annually by transportation authorities. We aim for zero. However, according to the most recent data on vehicle accidents, the state has a long way to go before it achieves that objective.

Reports indicate that in only the first quarter of a particular year, 25 people lost their lives in Hawaii. That was almost twice as much as the prior year for the same time frame. Based on the data that is now available, Hawaii is not expected to accomplish its target targets for the reduction of deaths and severe injuries, according to the Department of Transportation’s existing Highway Safety Plan.

On a regular basis, Oahu is the site of the most traffic fatalities. In addition to car accidents, Oahu also has a higher rate of motorbike accidents and pedestrian collisions compared to the other islands in Hawaii.

If you have been hurt as a result of a car crash, there is a chance that you are able to take legal action against the responsible party. Contacting a Hawaii car accident lawyer can provide you with the best chance of getting justice. Your attorney will be able to help you protect your rights and pursue legal action as you get the medical care you need to overcome your injuries.

Here at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, our goal is to provide the best legal support and representation for those who have been wrongfully injured. We understand the physical, emotional, and financial toll that personal injuries can take on individuals and their families. That’s why our team is dedicated to seeking justice on behalf of our clients and helping them receive the closure they deserve.

We handle every aspect of your case so you can focus on healing. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us for a free consultation if you or a loved one has suffered from a personal injury. Let us be your advocates in getting the closure and justice you need to move forward with your life. Call 808-537-2525 today to get started.

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. 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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