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Keaau Information Update for February 4th, 2020

Motorcyclist critically injured following a vehicle vs motorcycle collision Tuesday morning (February 4th).

The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a motorcycle vs vehicle on Highway 11 just outside of Kea'au town Tuesday morning (February 4th).

The initial call came in at 10:09 am Tuesday morning and HFD crews from the Kea'au Fire Station along with HPD officers from the Puna Patrol responded to the scene located at the intersection of Old Volcano Road and Highway 11 just south of Kea'au town.

Upon the arrival of the emergency calls, reports came that motorcyclists (described as a male in his 30's) had collided with the rear of a vehicle (being described as a van) at a high rate speed. In the course of the collision, the motorcyclist was thrown from the motorcycle approximately 50-feet from the site of the collision. The motorcyclist was wearing a helmet, however, had fallen off in the course of the collision and found across the other side of the highway. Bystanders/witnesses on the scene had immediately begun providing life-saving measures on the motorcyclist, who had suffered severe and traumatic injuries as a result of the collision.

Once emergency crews arrived on the scene, HFD Medics immediately took over life-saving measures. Shortly thereafter, HFD Medics transported the motorcyclist to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition.

The cause and circumstances of the collision remain under investigation by HPD.

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