One person critically injured following a three-vehicle collision on North Kulani Road in Mountain View Friday evening (August 14th).
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 three-vehicle collision on North Kulani Road in Mountain View Friday evening (August 14th).
The initial call came in at 8:15 pm Friday evening and HFD crews from the Kea'au and Volcano Fire Stations along with HPD officers from the Puna Patrol and Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) responded to the scene located at the 18-7700 block of North Kulani Road in Mountain View, Puna.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came from bystanders, and also occupants involved in the collision reporting a pickup (described as a Nissan Frontier) was reportedly speeding on North Kulani Road when it collided (side-swiped) two vehicles (described as Toyota Tacoma Pickup and Kia Sedan) traveling in the opposite direction of the Frontier pickup. Occupants of the Tacoma and Kia Sedan were not injured, however, the two occupants (male and female) of the Frontier Pickup were reported to be injured with one of the passengers (described as a male in his 20's) suffering from critical/life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision and pinned within the vehicle.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews immediately work to extricate the male occupant from the Frontier and began a medical assessment on the female patient. Once the male occupant was extricated from the Frontier, HFD Medics immediately began life-saving measures and later transported the male to the Hilo Medical Center in critical condition.
The female occupant of the Frontier was assessed by HFD Medics, however, declined EMS transport at the scene.
HPD officers temporarily closed North Kulani Road while HFD crews worked at the scene, HPD officers conducted an investigation into the collision and cleared the scene of debris and vehicles.
It's unknown at this time if there were any other factors involved in this collision.