One person in stable condition following a single-vehicle collision on Maunakea Access Road in Hu'umula Saturday evening (February 13th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) and Colorado (Denver) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD), Maunakea Rangers, and the U.S. Army Fire Department at Pōhakuloa Training Area (PTA Fire) responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Maunakea Access Road in the Hu'umula Ahupua'a Saturday evening (February 13th).
The initial call came in at 5:48 pm Saturday evening and HFD crews from the Waimea Fire Station along with PTA Fire Crews, Maunakea Rangers, and HPD Officers from the South Hilo Patrol responded to the scene located at the 4-mile marker on Maunakea Access Road (John A. Burns Way).
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports from bystanders reporting a vehicle (no description was given or immediately disclosed) was involved in a rollover type collision on Maunakea Access Road near the 4-mile marker, and two occupants (both described as a male and female in their 20s) had self-extricated from the vehicle and waited for the arrival of emergency crews.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, Maunakea Rangers and PTA Fire crews conducted a medical assessment at the scene of both patients. PTA Medic then transported the female patient from Maunakea Access Road to rendezvous with HFD Medic from the Waimea Fire Station, where they later transported the female patient to the North Hawaii Community Hospital in good (fair/stable) condition.
HPD and Maunakea Rangers continue to investigate the incident.
At the time of the collision, a wind advisory was in effect at the time of the collision, however, it's not known at this time if that was a contributing factor to the collision.