Highway 11 in Kurtistown is now back open following a Critical Pedestrian Accident Tuesday night (June 26th)
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a critical Auto-Pedestrian Accident on Highway 11 near Kurtistown Park in Puna Tuesday night (June 26th).
The Initial call came in 7:18 pm Tuesday evening and crews from the Kea'au Fire Station responded to the scene located south of the 10-mile marker on Highway 11 in Kurtistown.
Upon the arrival of HFD crews, witnesses reported motor vehicle collided with pedestrian (the pedestrian described to be male in his 30's and who was on skateboard at the time of the collision) had suffered traumatic injuries and bystanders were initiating life-saving measures.
Once HFD crews arrived on scene, they immediately took over and continue with life-saving measures and transported the male patient to the Hilo Medical Center in extremely critical condition, where his condition remains unknown at this time.
Soon after the patient transported to the hospital, HPD officers closed down Highway 11 in both directions near the scene of the collision while they conducted an brief investigation into the causes and circumstances of the collision.
Highway 11 in Kurtistown was reopened to all traffic at 9:10 pm Tuesday night.