One person seriously injured following a two-vehicle collision involving a cargo truck and dump truck in Volcano Monday afternoon (July 13th).
Published by: HIRSC - Hawaii Island (Hilo) and Nevada (Henderson) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with National Park Service (NPS) Rangers responded to a report of a two-vehicle collision on Highway 11 at the 31-mile marker in Volcano Monday afternoon (July 13th).
The initial call came in at 12:51 pm Monday afternoon and HFD crews from the Volcano Fire Station and NPS Rangers from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park responded to the scene located at the 31-mile marker on Highway 11 (Volcano Highway) within Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in from bystanders reporting a cargo truck (described as flat-nosed cargo box truck) traveling on Highway 11 had collided (rear-ended) a dump truck stopped on the highway. The cargo truck had suffered severe damage to the front end of the vehicle including the cab and the operator (described as a male in his 30's) of the truck was reported to be pinned within the cab.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD crews immediately began work to extricate the operator from the cab and begin medical treatment. Once the operator was extricated, HFD Medics then transported the male patient to the Hilo Medical Center in serious condition further medical treatment.
The operator of the dump truck was uninjured and did not require medical treatment or transport.
NPS Rangers were continuing to investigate the incident.