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South Kohala, HI – Truck Accident on Waikoloa Rd Causes Serious Injuries

September 10, 2022

South Kohala, HI (September 09, 2022) – On Tuesday, September 6th, police were called to investigate a collision between a semi-truck and a trailer in the South Kohala area of the Big Island at about 7:10 p.m.

According to sources, a trailer and a 2008 Kenworth semi-truck were traveling eastbound on Waikoloa Road when a collision caused the trailer to overturn, dragging the semi along with it. 

During the crash, the trailer also struck a 2013 Ford pick-up truck that was stopped on the shoulder. 

The truck operator, a 23-year-old man, and the driver of the pick-up truck, a 39-year-old man, both sustained injuries during the impact. 

The roadway remained closed until almost 8:30 while police investigated the scene and the roadway was cleared. 

Our thoughts are with the injured victims and their families at this time. We hope for their full recovery.

Trucking Accidents in Hawaii

South Kohala, HI - Injuries, Road Closures Prompted by Crash Between Semi and Trailer

Collisions involving semi-trucks are a lot more complex than a standard auto accident. Multiple parties can be held liable, several insurance providers could be involved, and there are numerous factors at work when it comes to determining fault.  

Given that semi-trucks are commercial vehicles, they are subject to more laws and regulations than would be applicable in a regular car accident. Taking into consideration the complexity of a truck accident, you likely have a lot of questions that you need answered. 

As previously mentioned, multiple federal and state laws come into play in a truck crash. The industry is heavily regulated and most of the laws that govern it are intended to keep drivers safe, including regulations pertaining to:

  • Consecutive hours driving
  • Freight weight limits
  • Scheduled inspections
  • Hazardous materials
  • Routine alcohol and drug testing
  • Operator training

Some trucking laws are devised to discourage certain kinds of unlawful activity like transporting illegal cargo. These laws are sometimes applicable in personal injury suits as well. 

Contact the Hawaii truck accident lawyers at Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner as soon as you are able by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a no-obligation evaluation of your potential case to discover what legal options are available to you.   

When it comes to determining what damages you may be entitled to, a seasoned lawyer can assess your losses and earnestly seek the recovery you need. 

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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