Toddler seriously injured following a vehicle vs bicyclist collision in Waiea, South Kona Friday morning (July 17th).
Published by: HIRSC - Nevada (Henderson) Team
The Hawaii Fire Department (HFD) along with the Hawaii Police Department (HPD) responded to a vehicle vs bicyclist collision that occurred in Waiea, South Kona Friday morning (July 17th).
The initial call came in at 10:05 am Friday morning and HFD crews from the Captain Cook Fire Station along with HPD officers from the Kona Patrol responded to the scene located at the 98-mile marker on Highway 11 (Mamalahoa Hwy) in Waiea, South Kona.
Upon the arrival of emergency crews, reports came in from bystanders for a report of a vehicle (described as an SUV) had collided with a toddler (described as a male at the age of 4 years old) riding on a bicycle crossing the highway. The toddler was ejected from bicycle approximately 20-feet from the site of impact and bicycle was reported severely damaged as a result of the collision.
The toddler, who was conscious at the time of the collision, had suffered serious and traumatic injuries, and volunteer firefighter from Kalaoa Mauka Station driving on Highway 11 in the area of the collision, stopped and assisted with providing medical treatment to the toddler until emergency crews arrived at the scene.
Once emergency crews arrived at the scene, HFD Medics immediately took over medical treatment and later transported the toddler to the Kona Community Hospital in serious condition to an awaiting trauma team for further medical treatment. The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and did not require any medical treatment.
HPD officers temporarily shut down Highway 11 in both directions while HFD crews worked to stabilized the toddler at the scene and later transport to the hospital.
HPD continues to investigate the incident.