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Woman injured by car traveling wrong way on freeway files lawsuit

Roxane Horikami Roxane Horikami
Timothy Leyes Timothy Leyes

By Minna Sugimoto - bio | email

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A woman who was critically injured when her vehicle was struck by a car traveling the wrong way on the H2 Freeway two months ago is suing the other driver.

Roxane Horikami, 47, is seeking unspecified general and special damages in her lawsuit against Timothy Leyes and other unnamed defendants.

"As a result of Mr. Leyes' and/or other Defendant's negligence, recklessness, and/or breach of legal duties owed to Ms. Horikami, she sustained serious personal injuries which have required her to receive medical treatment; the cost of which is in excess of $5,000," the lawsuit said.

Police say Leyes, 58, was driving on the wrong side of the freeway at about 4:30 AM on July 18th, when his car slammed head-on into Horikami's SUV.

Leyes, a security guard from Wahiawa, was pronounced dead at the scene.

Horikami was driving to work when the crash happened. She has since been released from the hospital.

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