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Wailua, HI – Bicycle Crash on Kamehameha Hwy Causes Serious Injuries

December 27, 2022

Wailua, HI (December 27, 2022) – An accident between a bicycle and a motor vehicle happened in Wailua, Hawaii, on Tuesday, December 27.

The Wailua Police Department responded at 11:20 a.m. after a 50-year-old bicyclist was struck at Lumiaina and Waipio Uka on Kamehameha Highway in the Wahiawa-bound lanes.

The driver, whose identity remains unknown, stayed at the site.

Also sent to the site were paramedics, who transferred the severely injured victim to a nearby medical center. However, there is no information on the degree of their injuries or identity.

Police are now conducting an investigation but have not released any more information.

Our thoughts are now with the injured person. We hope for their complete recovery.

Bicycle Accident Injuries in Hawaii

Wahiawa, HI - Victim in Serious Condition After Bicycle Crash on Kamehameha HwyEvery day, bicycle crashes occur in the United States. In 2012, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration stated that over 50,000 cyclists were injured in collisions with motor vehicles. The bulk of these events was attributable to driver error.

There are an infinite number of ways a truck or automobile driver might be careless, including:

  • Exceeding the speed limit
  • Driving when inattentive
  • Not yielding the right-of-way
  • Inadequate car maintenance
  • Driving while impaired
  • Disobeying traffic signals and signage
  • Following too closely behind another car (tailgating)
  • Failure to employ turn signals
  • Lack of experience

In the context of personal injury law, the term carelessness carries with it extremely specific meanings. Before providing a recorded statement to an insurance company or agreeing to a settlement offer, it is imperative that bicycle riders injured in a collision with a motor vehicle consult with a reputable personal injury attorney in Wailua about the incident’s facts.

When bicycles are struck by bigger, heavier autos, their injuries are often severe. A human body, as fragile as it may be, is simply no match for a moving truck, automobile, or motorbike. In addition, cyclists may easily be catapulted from their bikes and get secondary injuries if they collide with asphalt, another vehicle, structures, or buildings in the area of an accident.

Among the most prevalent types of injuries sustained by cyclists in Hawaii are the following:

  • Cracked or broken bones
  • Trauma to the brain
  • Contusions and cutaneous wounds
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Damage to essential internal organs

These and countless other injuries that often arise from motorists impacting bicycles may cause great bodily and mental suffering. In addition, injuries of this severity might prevent a sufferer from returning to work for weeks or even months, resulting in a significant loss of revenue. In extreme situations, victims may need a 24-hour-a-day in-home caregiver to help them with their everyday requirements.

A qualified attorney can assist you in obtaining monetary compensation for these and any losses you may have sustained as a result of your bicycle accident.

If you were hurt in a bicycle accident caused by a negligent motorist, please get in touch with our Hawaii bicycle accident attorneys immediately at (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free, no-obligation evaluation of your possible personal injury claim.

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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