Maui, HI - Pedestrian Loses Life in Traffic Collision on Pulehu Rd in Kahului
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Maui, HI – Pedestrian Loses Life in Traffic Collision on Pulehu Rd in Kahului

August 5, 2023

Maui, HI (August 5, 2023) – A bicyclist in Maui lost his life in a traffic accident on Thursday, August 3. Reports from local sources say the incident occurred on Pulehu Road in Kahului. 

A driver reportedly crossed a solid double-yellow line, overtook about five vehicles, and crashed into the bicyclist. The victim was identified as a man, age 59. 

The roadway was closed for a prolonged period of time while emergency responders worked in the area. Local drivers were forced to use alternate routes for the time being. 

A male driver was arrested in connection with the crash and charged with first-degree negligent homicide. Police in Maui continue to investigate. 

We want to offer our sincere condolences to the family of the deceased victim at this time.

Hawaii Pedestrian Crashes

In the United States, pedestrian collisions often occur due to drivers who fail to follow traffic signals. When it comes to distracted driving, texting and driving is becoming a prevalent issue in the United States, causing millions of injuries and collisions per year. In 2020, over 7,000 pedestrians lost their lives in auto accidents. Most of these crashes were caused by negligent and careless drivers. 

Pedestrians are often more severely injured than other crash victims when they become involved in car crashes because when they travel, they are not protected. Over half the time, pedestrians sustain severe injuries when they become involved in traffic wrecks.

Pedestrian accidents can occur for several reasons. Most of these reasons have to do with driver negligence. When you or someone you love is hurt in a pedestrian crash, having the help of an aggressive and experienced lawyer in your corner can help you collect financial compensation for the losses and damages you face in relation to your crash. 

Unlawful and negligent driver behaviors put many individuals in danger in the United States—especially pedestrians and cyclists. When drivers act inattentive and careless, the likelihood of them causing someone severe or even fatal injuries is, unfortunately, extremely high. 

Some of the most common actions displayed by drivers who choose to act negligently include drunk, distracted, or over-tired driving. If you lost someone you love in a pedestrian collision caused by driver negligence, you deserve to be able to focus on the grieving process and the emotional well-being of your family without worrying about money. Contact a wrongful death lawyer in Hawaii who can help you file a wrongful death claim. 

At the law office of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner, we are completely focused on the full and fair recovery of our clients in the fastest and most seamless way possible. If you or someone you love sustained injuries due to the actions of a negligent driver, contact our pedestrian injury attorneys in Hawaii today by calling (808) 537-2525. Schedule a free and confidential assessment of your potential case to find out what legal options are available 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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