Two Hospitalized After Saddle Road CrashJuly 3, 2017, 11:49 AM HST (Updated February 13, 2018, 5:24 PM)
First-responders arrived at the scene of the accident at 5 p.m.
The Hawai‘i County Fire Department reported that an SUV traveling north on Mauna Kea Access Road and crossing Saddle Road and was broadsided by a full-size pickup truck that was traveling east (Hilo-bound) on Saddle Road.
The driver of the truck was uninjured and refused treatment at the scene.
The driver and passenger of the SUV were transported to Hilo Medical Center in serious condition by Medic 3 and Chopper 2.
Saddle Road was closed for approximately one hour during the incident.