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Skateboarder in Critical Condition After Being Struck by Vehicle

June 26, 2019, 7:42 AM HST
* Updated June 26, 7:43 AM
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The Hawai‘i County Fire Department arrived on the scene of a vehicle-pedestrian accident on Highway 11 in Kea’au, approximately at the 10 mile marker, at 7:25 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019,

Upon arrival, the HFD found a male patient, reported as a skateboarder, in critical condition.

He was rapidly extricated to Medic 5 with advanced life support care immediately initiated.

Medic 5 transported the patient to Hilo Medical Center.

The driver of the vehicle was uninjured and did not want any medical treatment or transport.

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Hawai‘i Police Deparment units remained on scene.

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Traffic was detoured through Huina Road and Hale Pule Loop.

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