Emergency Crews on Hawaii Island responded to 7 different traffic incidents on Tuesday (November 19th).
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a total of 7 different traffic collisions around Hawaii Island Tuesday (November 19th). Incidents listed below were calls that involved injury or major damage and logged by both departments.
First Incident occurred at 5:51 am on Kuakini Highway north Kamehameha III Road intersection in Keauhou. That accident result in a fatality of 28-year-old Kailua-Kona woman and sent 2 others to the hospital with their conditions ranging from good to critical condition. Kuakini Highway was closed for a total of 6 hours while HPD's Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) conducted their investigation into the collision.
The second incident occurred at 5:57 am on Highway 11 at the 38-mile marker located within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in Volcano. No further details were provided.
The third incident was two-vehicle accident that occurred at 3:05 pm on Highway 190 at the intersection of Kaloko Drive in North Kona. No injuries were reported with this incident and caused traffic gridlock on Highway 190 between Kaiminani Drive and Hina Lani Street.
The fourth incident was a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 3:07 pm on Highway 19 at the intersection of Kuikahi Street in Hilo. No further details were provided.
The fifth incident was a two-vehicle (moped vs Honda sedan) accident that occurred at 5:02 pm on Queen Kaahumanu Highway at the intersection with Nani Kailua Drive in Kailua-Kona. The driver of the sedan was uninjured and the operator of the moped (a female in her 20's) was transported to the Kona Community Hospital in serious condition.
The sixth incident was a two-vehicle accident that occurred at 5:08 pm on Paradise Drive at the intersection with 27th Avenue in the Hawaiian Paradise Park subdivision. No injuries were reported with this incident.
The seventh incident was a critical two-vehicle accident that occurred at 6:48 pm on Highway 19 near the 19-mile marker in Pu'uanahulu. 1 female patient was transported to the North Hawaii Community Hospital in extremely critical condition. Highway 190 was closed for over 4 hours while HPD TEU officers conducted their investigation into the collision. The patient remains in critical condition at North Hawaii Community Hospital.