Maui, HI – Moped Rider Injured in Hit-and-Run Collision on Papa Ave
January 7, 2024
Maui, HI (January 7, 2024) – A moped rider was hospitalized with serious injuries as a result of a crash that occurred on Saturday evening, January 6, per reports from the Maui Police Department. At around 7:45 p.m., MPD officers responded to the scene of the wreck, located in the area of 230 West Papa Avenue in Kahului.
Officials say the driver of a red Honda Civic struck the rider and fled the site of the crash shortly thereafter. In addition to the MPD, Rescue 10 and local medics also reported to the accident scene, where they discovered the injured moped rider. The victim was transported to the hospital via ambulance by 8:00 p.m., but the victim’s current condition is unknown. In the interim, the circumstances leading up to the crash are being investigated by the MPD, which asked witnesses and anybody else with information to get in touch.
Our thoughts go out to the injured victim and their loved ones. We hope for their complete recovery.
Moped Accidents in Hawaii
Across the country, sales of mopeds and electric scooters have jumped nearly 60% over the last several years. Mopeds and scooters have also become more popular in Hawaii. Unfortunately, the rate of moped accidents in the Aloha State has also risen, often with tragic outcomes. In fact, the number of fatalities involving motorcycles, mopeds, and scooters increased by 250% in only one year on the island of Oahu.
The smaller size and reduced speed of a moped lead many to believe it is safer to ride than a motorcycle. On the other hand, because of their small size and low weight, mopeds are not easy to see in crowded streets, leaving riders vulnerable.
Furthermore, compared to passenger vehicles, mopeds do not provide extensive protection. Airbags, seatbelts, and a passenger vehicle’s metal structure all work together to cushion the blow of an accident. By contrast, there is a higher probability of severe injuries for moped riders since they are more susceptible to direct contact with a much larger automobile in the event of an accident.
After proving negligence, you can hold a defendant responsible for the injuries and damages you’ve suffered. To provide yourself with the best chance of getting justice, it is crucial that you seek guidance from a Maui moped accident lawyer. Your attorney can help to build your case against the defendant and fight for compensation.
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we understand how car accidents caused by reckless drivers can impact individuals and their families. Our team of personal injury lawyers is dedicated to providing compassionate and dependable legal support to those who have been injured in such situations. We are committed to fighting for justice on your behalf so that you can focus on recovering from your injuries. If you have sustained injuries due to an accident through no fault of your own, please get in touch with our Hawaii personal injury law firm at 808-537-2525 for a free consultation.
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.
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