Two people seriously injured following a two-vehicle collision on Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Highway 19) in Kealakehe, North Kona Friday evening (May 21st).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Hōlualoa) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision at the intersection of Kealakehe Parkway (Highway 197) and Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway (Highway 19) in Kealakehe, North Friday evening (May 21st).
The initial call came in at 9:24 pm Friday evening and HFD Crews from the Kailua Fire Station along with HPD Officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located on at the intersection of Kealakehe Parkway and Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway in Kealakehe, North Kona.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in that two vehicles (described as a Silver Toyota Sedan and Black Mazda Sedan) collided at the intersection of Kealakehe Parkway and Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway. The force of the collision caused major damage to both vehicles and also entrapping two occupants (described as a male in 30s and a female in her 20s) in one vehicle and bystanders working to provide basic medical care to both patients until emergency crews arrived at the scene.
(It was noted that one of the vehicles had run the red light and collided with the other vehicle entering the intersection on a green signal to proceed.)
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Crews immediately worked to extricate both occupants from the vehicle and HFD Medic evaluated the operator of the second vehicle involved, however, the operator of that vehicle was uninjured (or refused further medical treatment at the scene) and continued focus to the two injured parties. Once extricated, HFD Medic continued with the medical assessment of both patients and then transported both to the Kona Community Hospital in serious condition.
HPD continues to investigate the incident.