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Honolulu HI – Motor Vehicle Accident with Semi-Truck on Nimitz Hwy at H1 Onramp

October 28, 2022

Honolulu, HI (October 28, 2022) – A traffic crash happened in Honolulu on the afternoon of October 27. At around 4:13 p.m. on Thursday, local responders were notified of the accident and promptly responded to the scene. 

Reports show that the wreck occurred on Nimitz Highway at the westbound H1 onramp at the Keehi I/C. All westbound lanes were closed while emergency crews were present and only the right lane was open to traffic. 

What caused the incident to occur is currently under investigation by local officials. Paramedics were seen working in the area, however, the number of injured parties has not been determined at this time. 

Emergency crews worked on the road for an extended period of time, causing extensive traffic delays. No other details have been reported at this time. 

Our thoughts are with those involved.

Car Accidents in Hawaii

Oahu HI - Motor Vehicle Accident with Semi-Truck on Nimitz Hwy at H1 OnrampLike other states in the United States, Hawaii has traffic regulations and rules specific to commercial trucks. This is because tractor-trailers and other commercial vehicles are usually approximately 20 to 30 times larger than passenger vehicles posing a serious threat of severe injuries or death to anyone who becomes involved in a collision with them.  

The National Highway and Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 450,000 accidents involving semi-trucks happen each year in the U. These collisions result in approximately 5,000 deaths and numerous injuries. Of all of the fatalities that happen each year related to truck accidents, only 15% are truck operators themselves. The occupants of passenger vehicles make up 72% of fatalities. The remaining 13% are pedestrians, motorcyclists, and bicyclists. 

Approximately 20% of all commercial truck crashes are caused by negligence displayed by the truck driver, such as: 

  • Driving while over-tired/exhausted
  • Driving while intoxicated
  • Driving with unsecured/improperly secured freight
  • Driving while trailer is unbalanced or overloaded

Truck drivers who are responsible for actions due to their negligent actions are able to be held financially accountable for the injuries they cause. Trucking companies can also be held responsible for the negligent actions of their employees. 

In order for truck operators and companies to retain their licenses to operate, they must adhere to specific rules and regulations. Our attorneys at Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner are aware of these regulations and have many years of experience investigating these types of accidents. We know how to help our clients secure financial compensation for the injuries and losses they sustain when they are involved in accidents with commercial trucks. 

If you were recently hurt in a truck crash caused by a negligent driver, you may be able to collect compensation for the following: 

  • Medical/hospital bills
  • Pain & suffering
  • Rehabilitation/physical therapy
  • Lost earnings/future earnings
  • Permanent scarring/disability/disfigurement
  • And more

Our personal injury attorneys have decades of experience handling personal injury claims that involved large trucks. We are well prepared to help you step by step throughout the personal injury claims process. Talk to a truck crash attorney in Honolulu by clicking the link or calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a no-strings-attached appraisal of your probable case to learn what legal options are available.

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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