One person fatally injured and two seriously injured following a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 (Volcano Highway) in Mountain View Saturday morning (July 18th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Holualoa) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a major two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 (Volcano Highway) in Mountain View, Puna Saturday morning (July 18th).
The initial call came in at 6:40 am Saturday morning and HFD Crews from the Volcano and Kea'au Fire Stations along with HPD officers from the Puna Patrol and Traffic Enforcement Unit (TEU) responded to the scene located at the 17-mile marker on Highway 11 in Mountain View, Puna.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, initial reports came into 911 as a medical emergency and later determined by bystanders in the area to be a two-vehicle (T-Bone Type involving a 4-door Toyota Tacoma Pickup Truck and Small Sedan) collision that occurred south of 17-mile marker in Mountain View. The sedan was severely damaged and the occupant of the sedan (described as a male in his 30's) was pinned within the vehicle. The male occupant of the sedan had suffered life-threatening injuries as a result of the collision. Three occupants (described as two females ages being 20's and 50's and male with age not disclosed) of the pickup also suffered injuries and had self-extricated and were awaiting the arrival of emergency crews. Bystanders continued provided basic medical aid on the occupants of the sedan.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews immediately worked to extricate the occupant from the sedan and also began a medical assessment of the occupants from the pickup truck. Once HFD crews extricated the occupant from the sedan, they immediately began life-saving measures on male and HFD Medic then transported the male to the Hilo Medical Center in extremely critical condition, where he later succumbed to his injuries.
HFD Medic also transported two occupants of the pickup also to the Hilo Medical Center, with both conditions being listed in serious condition. The male occupant had declined any medical attention at the scene, however, was transported to the Hilo Medical Center for further evaluation.
HPD officers temporarily closed Highway 11 in both directions in the area of the 17-mile marker in Mountain View, while HPD TEU officers began their investigation into cause and circumstances into the collision.