West Oahu, HI – One Seriously Injured Following Car Crash on I-H1 Near Kualakai Pky
November 11, 2022
West Oahu, HI (November 11, 2022) – A 31-year-old sustained critical injuries during a single-vehicle car crash on Interstate H1 in West Oahu on Wednesday, November 9th at about 1:05 p.m.
Officers from the Honolulu Police Department said that the operator of a silver Mercedes-Benz sport utility vehicle began driving erratically in the eastbound lanes of the highway, eventually losing control of the vehicle.
The SUV swerved onto the shoulder of the roadway, rolled over, and crashed into the center median divider in the area of the exits for Kualakai Parkway and Kunia Road exit ramps.
One passenger was removed from the vehicle and taken by ambulance to a local hospital in critical condition.
Speed and intoxication on the part of the driver have not been ruled out at this time.
The crash remains under police investigation.
Our thoughts are with the injured victim and their family at this time. We hope for their full recovery.
Passenger Car Crash Injuries in Hawaii
It is not uncommon for residents, visitors, and tourists to Hawaii to be seriously injured as passengers in motor vehicle accidents. Passengers who are injured through no fault of their own are as entitled to pursue financial compensation through a Hawaii personal injury case as they would be if they had been driving.
Hawaii law says that passengers are not required to have the driver’s consent before filing a personal injury claim. As far as passenger injuries are concerned, it is important that you never rely on the driver for information or advice. Although the majority of drivers would never purposely deceive their injured passengers, their lack of current and correct information regarding the state’s driving and personal injury laws can have unintended negative effects on their ability to collect damages.
State law also says that a passenger is entitled to financial compensation even if the driver they were riding with was responsible for the crash. In addition to receiving recovery from the at-fault driver’s insurance carrier, passengers could also be eligible to collect damages through an uninsured/underinsured insurance policy. This is one of the reasons it is crucial for passengers to document the insurance providers of everyone involved in the accident.
If the passenger fails to file a claim with the at-fault driver’s insurance company, they will be unable to benefit from the thousands of dollars in financial compensation for medical costs, income loss, pain, suffering, and numerous other damages.
At the law offices of Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we provide our clients with peace of mind. While you are recovering from your car crash injuries, we are working hard to get you the compensation you are entitled to for your damages. Our Honolulu car accident lawyers have years of experience in successfully negotiating these types of cases and are fully prepared to guide and advise you and your family throughout the entire legal process.
Contact our passenger injury lawyers today by calling (808) 537-2525 to schedule a free, no-strings-attached review of your Honolulu 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.