Two children seriously injured following a four-vehicle collision at a busy intersection in Kailua-Kona Friday evening (September 11th).
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 four-vehicle collision at a busy intersection in Kailua-Kona Friday evening (September 11th).
The initial call came in at 8:09 pm Friday evening and HFD crews from the Kailua-Kona Fire Station and HPD officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located at the intersection of Queen Kaahumanu Highway (Highway 11) and Henry Street in Kailua-Kona.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in that a Toyota SUV had collided with Toyota Van, Dodge Full-Size Pickup, and Ford Escape in the mauka bound lanes of Henry Street at the intersection with Queen Kaahumanu Highway. Most of the occupants of the vehicles involved were able to safely self-extricate, however, two children (described as a male and female, both under the age of 5 years old) in one of the vehicles had suffered injuries as a result of the collision and unable to get out on their own. Bystanders at the scene provided basic medical aid to the two children until emergency crews arrived at the scene.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews worked to extricate the two children from the vehicle while Medics immediately took over the medical care of the two children. HFD Medics also conducted assessments on the occupants of the other vehicles at the scene, of which, none required further medical treatment or transport. HFD Medics then transported the two children to the Kona Community Hospital in serious condition for further medical treatment.
Two male parties at the scene were taken into HPD custody, however, HPD did not immediately say if the two individuals were connected to the incident as the investigation is still ongoing.
Mauka bound lanes of Henry Street below Queen Kaahumanu Highway was temporarily closed while HPD officers conducted a brief investigation at the scene and worked to clear the vehicles in the roadway.