One person fatally injured following a single vehicle collision on Highway 11 (Mamalahoa Highway) in Kiolaka'a Ahupua'a, Ka'ū Saturday evening (April 10th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa and Hilo) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a report of a single-vehicle collision on Highway 11 (Mamalahoa Highway) near a 68.5-mile marker in Kiolaka'a Ahupua'a, Ka'ū on Saturday evening (April 10th).
The initial call came in 5:07 pm Saturday evening and HFD Crews from the Na'alehu and Pāhala Fire Stations along with HPD Officers from the Ka'ū Patrol and Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) responded to the scene located on Highway 11 near the 68.5-mile marker in Kiolaka'a Ahupua'a, Ka'ū.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in a single vehicle (described as a motorcycle; make and model of the motorcycle not immediately disclosed) had apparently lost control and collided into a rocky embankment along the side of Highway 11. The operator of the motorcycle (described as a male in his 60s) suffered critical and traumatic injuries following the collision and bystanders began providing life-saving measures until emergency crews arrived at the scene.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Medic personnel immediately took over life-saving measures on the male patient at the scene. However, a short time later ceased all life-saving measures and pronounced the male patient DOA (Dead On Arrival) and later turned the scene to HPD Officers to begin their investigation.
HPD Officers closed Highway 11 between South Point Road and 68-mile marker/Kamaoa Road while TEU Officers arrived at the scene to begin their investigation into the collision.
Highway 11 was later reopened to all traffic just after 8:45 pm Saturday evening.