April 15, 2011 – Moiliili, HI – A bicyclist remained in critical condition on Monday, April 4, after a Moiliili accident left him pinned beneath a truck on University Avenue, according to a report at StarAdvertiser.com.
Firefighters, paramedics and police officers responded to the accident, which occurred shortly before 1:30 p.m. The newspaper’s website stated that firefighters had to use hydraulic tools to free the victim, a 75-year-old man.
He was treated at the scene of the Moiliili accident for critical injuries including cardiac arrest, which required cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Police officers had to close the Mauka-bound lanes of University between Kuilei and King streets until the scene could be investigated and cleared.
If you have suffered serious injuries in an accident in Hawaii, you should consult with a Honolulu injury lawyer. If it can be determined that someone else’s negligence was the cause of the accident, you might be able to file a Hawaii personal injury claim.
This means you might be entitled to compensation for current and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning potential, altered quality of life and any incidental expenses related to your recovery. While you work on recovering from your injuries, your Honolulu injury lawyer will work to help you seek the compensation you deserve.
According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s 2009 Crash Statistics, there were 109 fatalities as a result of traffic accidents in Hawaii.
As a service to the residents of the Big Island and surrounding areas, our firm will frequently publish blogs about local traffic accidents. We do this to raise awareness about the common types of motor vehicle accidents that occur in Hawaii that may result in serious injury or traffic fatalities.
Common accidents include, but are not limited to:
- single-vehicle accidents;
- accidents caused by hazardous road conditions; and
- accidents caused by aggressive driving or distracted drivers.
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