Two Women Critically Injured in Pedestrian-Vehicle Collision
South Hilo Patrol officers are investigating a collision in Hilo involving a motor vehicle and two pedestrians.
Police and Hawai‘i Fire Department medics responded to a report of two pedestrians that were struck by a vehicle while on Kino‘ole Street at the Mamo Street intersection in Downtown Hilo on Thursday, Sept. 21, at about 10:50 a.m.
Arriving officers determined that an 86-year-old Hilo woman and an 86-year-old O‘ahu woman visiting were crossing Kinoʻole Street in a marked crosswalk when they were struck by a blue 2016 Toyota Corolla compact traveling south on Kinoʻole Street and being operated by an 88-year-old Hilo woman.
Medics took the victims to the Hilo Medical Center for treatment.
They are in critical condition; both will be transported medevaced to O‘ahu for further treatment.
The driver of the compact was uninjured.
Police have initiated a negligent injury investigation and ask that anyone who may have witnessed the collision to call Officer Debney Jaramillo at (808) 961-2213 or the Hawai‘i Police Department’s non-emergency line at (808) 935-3311.
Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call the islandwide Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300 and may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000. Crime Stoppers is a volunteer program run by ordinary citizens who want to keep their community safe. Crime Stoppers does not record phone calls or subscribe to caller ID. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.