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Head-on collision on Hawaii highway leaves 4 injured

Kamehameha Highway crashes cause serious injuries and loss of life in Hawaii each year, and recently four people were injured in a head-on collision on the busy roadway. The two-car accident occurred near the Dole Plantation. A Jeep reportedly collided head-on with a sedan, sending two drivers and two passengers to a local trauma center. The accident occurred at approximately 7 p.m. on June 22.

A 43-year-old man driving one of the vehicles suffered serious injuries, as did his 12-year-old female passenger. The woman driving the other vehicle and her 17-year-old male passenger were reportedly in stable condition following the crash. There was no report as to whether speed or alcohol was a factor in the accident.

Following the crash, police closed the stretch of Kamehameha Highway between Paalaa Uka Pupukea Road and Dole Plantation for further investigation.

Head-on collisions are the stuff of nightmares. Injuries are almost inevitable in such crashes, and injured parties need to be aware of their options for covering medical bills and other costs resulting from the accident. Too often, car accidents result not only in physical pain and suffering, but also mental pain and suffering.

In extreme cases, car accident victims may need psychiatric care to cope with the aftermath of a crash. This sort of care can also be accounted for in a personal injury lawsuit. An attorney with experience in handling injury cases can assess the full extent of your injuries and help ensure that you receive the care you need now and in the future.

Source: Star Advertiser, "4 hurt in head-on collision near Dole Plantation," June 22, 2014

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