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Waikane, HI – Injury Accident on Kamehameha Hwy near Waiahole Hmstd Rd

May 23, 2023

Waikane, HI (May 23, 2023) – A serious car accident was reported to police in Waikane on the afternoon of May 23. Shortly before 2:00 p.m., crews were dispatched to the scene of the collision to help the people involved. 

One or more people were hurt in the collision that took place on the Kamehameha Highway near Waiahole Homestead Road. A vehicle overturned for currently unknown reasons. 

Traffic was delayed near the crash site for several hours, resulting in significant traffic delays. Local motorists were asked to use different routes of travel in order to allow emergency responders to work at the scene. 

The people involved in the accident have not been identified at this time. Police in Waikane are still investigating the circumstances of the accident. 

Our thoughts are with everyone involved. 

Hawaii Car Accidents

Car accidents happen in the United States and throughout Hawaii at an alarming rate. Averagely speaking, the United States sees more than 6 million car crashes per year. These accidents injure and take the lives of countless people per year. Sadly, most of them are caused by driver negligence. Drivers who are distracted, over-tired, intoxicated, and speeding put themselves and everyone they encounter on the road at serious risk of severe injuries and even fatalities. 

Something as simple as checking your texts or answering a phone call could turn into a disastrous situation that can change the lives of those involved forever. Driver negligence has become one of the leading reasons people suffer severe injuries and even lose their lives in the United States. 

At this point in time, over 11,000 people lose their lives per year due to speeding. When drivers speed, it reduces their ability to react if they encounter a dangerous situation, and it can make an auto accident much more dangerous. Two vehicles colliding at high speeds will almost always result in severe injuries or death for the involved parties.

In Hawaii, driver negligence is illegal. When a negligent driver causes another person to become injured, the injured party has the option to file a personal injury claim for financial compensation so they can financially recover. The costs related to sustaining a severe car accident injury can be astronomical, ranging in the tens of thousands. 

Not only do serious car accidents cost a lot of money, but they can also drain your energy and time. You could be stuck in the hospital, unable to work and live your life while you undergo invasive and exhausting medical procedures. 

If this has happened to you, you should contact a Hawaii personal injury lawyer as soon as you can. The auto accident lawyers in Waipio from the law office of Leavitt, Yamane, & Soldner have decades of skilled experience helping injured accident victims make full financial recoveries after they have their lives upended by negligent drivers. 

Call our law office at 808-537-2525 as soon as you can to be connected with one of our trusted lawyers.

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. 

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