One person injured in a four-vehicle collision on Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Highway 19) north of the Kona International Airport Wednesday afternoon (January 13th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) and California (Anaheim) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a four-vehicle collision that occurred just north of the Kona International Airport in Keahole, North Kona Wednesday afternoon (January 13th).
The initial call came in at 2:36 pm Wednesday afternoon and HFD Crews from the Kailua Fire Station along with HPD Officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located near the 92-mile marker on Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Highway 19) in North Kona.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, numerous bystanders reports including a report from a vehicle emergency assistance, reporting a multiple vehicle collision (a total of 4-vehicles: White Buick SUV, Blue Toyota SUV, Silver Nissan SUV, and Silver Nissan Sedan) had occurred near the 92-mile marker on Highway 19 and vehicles were off the side of both sides of the roadway with a lot of debris still on the roadway. All parties involved were able to self-extricate from the vehicles and awaited the arrival of emergency crews.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Medics began a medical assessment of 3 patients (patients described as a male in his 60s and two female patients, both in their 20s) for injuries suffered related to the collision. One female and the male patient refused further medical treatment at the scene and one female patient was transported to the Kona Community Hospital in fair condition.
Due to the large debris field on the roadway, HPD officers had temporarily closed Queen Kaahumanu Highway between the Keahole Airport intersection and the 92-mile marker for about an hour until tow trucks could arrive at the scene and safely clear the roadway.