One person seriously injured in a vehicle vs pedestrian collision on Queen Kaahumanu Highway in Kailua-Kona Monday evening (March 29th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a vehicle vs pedestrian collision on Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Hwy 11) in Kailua-Kona, North Kona Monday evening (March 29th).
The initial call came in at 7:21 pm Monday evening and HFD Crews from the Kailua Fire Station along with HPD Officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located at the intersection of Nani Kailua Drive and Queen Kaahumanu Highway in Kailua-Kona.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in from bystanders reporting a pedestrian (described as a male in his 20s) was struck by a vehicle (described as a White Dodge Full-Size Pickup Truck) at the intersection of Nani Kailua Drive and Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Following the collision, it was then reported the alleged vehicle involved had left the scene in an unknown direction. Witnesses immediately ran the aid of the pedestrian and assisted him off the roadway until emergency crews arrived at the scene.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Medics took over medical treatment on the male patient and later transported him to the Kona Community Hospital in serious condition. HPD Officers later continued to make checks throughout the Kona district for the vehicle, however, came up with negative findings.
The male patient was later released from the Kona Community Hospital, where he continues to recover at his home. Family members went to social media asking the public for information and possible plate information for the vehicle involved. They are asking the responsible driver to do the right thing and turn themselves into HPD.
HPD wouldn't comment further on the collision and said it remains under investigation.