One person seriously injured following a two-vehicle collision that occurred Tuesday morning (December 8th) on Highway 11 (Mamalahoa Highway) in South Kona.
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 two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 (Mamalahoa Highway) in South Kona Tuesday morning (December 8th).
The initial call came in at 9:57 am Tuesday morning and HFD crews from the HOVE (Hawaiian Ocean View Estates) and Captain Cook Fire Stations along with Chopper 2 and HPD Officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located on Highway 11 at the 86-mile marker in South Kona.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in from bystanders reporting two-vehicles (described as White Hyundai Sedan and unknown type Pickup Truck) gotten into a rear-end type collision on Highway 11 by the 86-mile marker. In the course of the collision, an occupant (described as a female in her 20s) sitting in the bed of the pickup truck was ejected and thrown approximately 15-feet from the point of collision landing on the roadway.
Bystanders immediately began basic medical care of the patient until emergency crews arrived at the scene. An HFD Medic transporting a patient from another call arrived at the scene moments following the collision assisted with medical care until dispatched units arrived at the scene.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews immediately took over medical care of the patient, Chopper 2 rendezvous with HFD ground personnel to assist with patient care. HFD Medic later transported the female patient to the Kona Community Hospital in serious condition.
HPD Officers directed traffic at the scene until a tow truck arrived at the scene to clear the vehicle from the roadway.