One person seriously injured on the Pu'uwa'awa'a Cinder Cone Trail in North Kona Wednesday morning (January 6th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Kamuela and Holualoa) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) and Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR) responded to a report of a public accident (trail bike accident) on the Pu'uwa'awa'a Cinder Cone Trail in North Kona Wednesday morning (January 6th).
The initial call came in at 9:05 am Wednesday morning and HFD Crews from the Makalei, Waikoloa, and Kailua Fire Stations along with Battalion 2, Chopper 2, DLNR - DOCARE Officers, and HPD Officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located on the east side of Pu'uwa'awa'a Cinder Cone.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in reporting a trail biker (described as a male in his 70s) had fallen off his bicycle and suffered serious injuries following the accident. The biker was conscious and alert at the time and appeared to have suffered a left hip fracture. Bystanders then called 911 and proceeded back down to the Pu'uwa'awa'a Cinder Cone Trailhead (or Hunter Check-In Station) to await the arrival of emergency crews.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, due to the location of the injured biker, HFD Crews had to utilize a 4x4 Utility Vehicle and Chopper 2 to reach the biker's location. Once crews made contact with the biker, they immediately began medical treatment and later prepared the biker for transport to the hospital by Chopper 2.
The biker was then transported by Chopper 2 to North Hawaii Community Hospital in serious condition for further medical treatment.
HPD and DLNR continue to investigate the incident.