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Hawaii Island Traffic Incidents Update for November 28th, 2019

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a total of 13 different traffic collisions around Hawaii Island on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019.


A slight decrease from yesterday's numbers, however, one district saw an increase in the number of accidents to happen in one day.


Two incidents (1 - Kona and 1 - Puna) resulted in serious injuries, one collision is related to an officer-involved shooting that occurred in Hilo, and other incidents were minor or non-injury accidents.


The motor vehicle accident average rate for a day on Hawaii Island is 5-8 on a slow day and has peaked upwards as much as 24 in one day on a busy day.

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a total of 13 different traffic collisions around Hawaii Island on Wednesday, November 27th, 2019.


The majority of the incidents reported were non-injury or minor accidents that occurred and only required the response of HPD Officers. Two incidents involving serious injuries occurred in Puna and North Kona. One incident in South Hilo is related to the Officer-Involved shooting that took place in a parking lot off of Puainako Street.


Breakdown on the traffic incidents by district:

We highlight a few notable incidents that occurred on Wednesday on Hawaii Island.

  • The first incident occurred at 7:54 am on Sunset Drive at the intersection of Leilani Street in Kailua-Kona. Reports came in that a moped rider (described as a male in his 30's) had fallen from the moped onto the roadway and suffered injuries related to the incident. HFD Medics transported the male to the Kona Community Hospital in Serious Condition.

  • The second incident occurred at 11:29 am on Highway 11 near North Kulani Road in Mountain View. Reports came in that a female party jumped out of a vehicle traveling on Highway 11 near the intersection with North/South Kulani Road and was put back into the vehicle by a male party and drove to a parking lot of convenience store in Kurtistown. Reports also had come in that two parties were involved in an apparent domestic dispute in the vehicle prior to the incident at North Kulani Road intersection, however, HPD was not able to disclose if the two incidents were related. The female party (described to be in her 30's) was transported to the Hilo Medical Center in Serious Condition.

  • The third incident occurred at 12:00 pm in the parking lot of business located at 50 East Puainako Street in Hilo. A total of 2 vehicles were damaged as a result of the incident. Please Click Here to read more about the incident. Due to the nature of the incident involving a collision with vehicles, we added this incident to the daily count. No injuries were reported.


Here's a follow up on an incident that was reported late on Tuesday, November 26th:

  • A single-vehicle accident occurred on Highway 19 near the 31-mile marker just north of O'okala in the Hamakua District Tuesday night. This collision temporary closed Highway 19 near the 31-mile marker to allow first responders to work at the scene. No injuries were reported.


We also highlight a few traffic events that effected traffic (These events were not added to daily count as they did not involve a collision) :

  • At 8:35 am: HPD Kona Patrol officers responded to reports of a stalled vehicle on Queen Kaahumanu Hwy near Hina Lani Street in the southbound lane of traffic. The stalled vehicle causes a short delay of traffic was cleared just before 10:00 am. No collision occurred.

  • At 12:30 pm: HPD Kona Patrol officer pulled up to vehicle stalled in the center median of Queen Kaahumanu Highway near Nani Kailua Drive in Kailua-Kona. Other officers and bystanders assisted the owner of the vehicle and pushed it off to the shoulder out of the lane of traffic. Stalled vehicle caused an estimated 10-15 minute delay on Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. Stalled vehicle was cleared out of the lane traffic just after 1:15 pm. No collision occurred.

For Comparison, Here are accident responses by the following agencies:

  • Las Vegas Fire & Rescue (NV): 4 Collisions Reported

  • Henderson Fire Department (NV): 0 Reported

  • North Las Vegas Fire Department (NV): 5 Collisions Reported

  • Clark County Fire Department (Las Vegas, NV): 4 Collisions Reported

Total number of incidents responded in Las Vegas/Clark County area: 13

  • Los Angeles City Fire Department (LAFD): 102 Collisions Reported

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