Ocean View Man Critically Injured in Kaʻū Traffic Collision on Saturday morning (November 27th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Hōlualoa) Team
Hawai‘i Police Department Traffic Enforcement Unit Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi Phone: 326-4646, Ext. 229 Report No. 21-100429
A 37-year-old Ocean View man suffered severe injuries following a two vehicle collision on Saturday (November 27, 2021) at the intersection of Plumeria Lane and Coconut Drive in the Hawaiian Ocean View Estates subdivision.
The 37-year-old male has been positively identified as Jason Oliveira Kanakamaikai.
Responding to a 9:00 a.m. call, police determined that a green 2002 Honda Rancher ATV was heading northeast on Coconut Drive and failed to stop at the intersection of Plumeria lane and sideswiped a green 2000 Dodge van that was heading south. The rider was then ejected off of the ATV.
The 37-year-old male was transported to the Kona Community Hospital for his initial treatment and then was later transported to the Queens Medical Center on Oahu. He is currently listed in critical condition.
The driver of the Dodge van, a 65-year-old male, and his 64-year-old female and 68-year-old female passengers are all from Ocean View and were not injured in the crash.
Police do believe that speed and impairment are possible factors in the collision.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a Major Traffic investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the accident to contact Officer Jason Foxworthy at (808) 326-4646, ext. 229 or email at Jason.firstname.lastname@example.org.
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