24-year-old critically injured in hit-and-run by Ford F-150 pickup truck in South Kona

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A 24-year-old man from Captain Cook suffered critical injuries on Saturday from a hit-and-run collision on Highway 11, near the 110-mile marker in South Kona in the area of Arthur Greenwell Park, according to the Hawaiʻi Police Department. 

The man has not been positively identified. 

Police responded at 8:46 p.m. and determined an unknown vehicle was heading south (Ka‘ū bound) on Highway 11 when it struck the 24-year-old man who was walking south across the highway in the southbound lane. The man was not in the marked crosswalk when he was struck.

The driver of the vehicle left the scene without attempting to render aid to the injured pedestrian. The pedestrian was transported to the Kona Community Hospital.


Police located debris from a 2002-2003 Ford F-150 pickup truck, possibly a Harley-Davidson edition. A witness at the scene described the Ford pickup truck as a light color, possibly silver, and having a lift kit with oversized tires and a tool box in the bed.

There also are reports that the collision might have been captured on video surveillance.
Police are asking the public to review their home or business surveillance videos for any vehicle matching the above description during the hours of 8:30 and 9 p.m. The vehicle would have sustained damage to the driver’s side front fender, headlight and bumper.
Failure to render aid when a person is seriously injured or killed in a traffic collision is a Class “B” felony that may be punishable by up to 10 years in prison and fines up to $25,000.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a negligent injury investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Adam Roberg at 808-326-4646, ext. 229, or email at [email protected]. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 808-961-8300. All Crime Stoppers information is kept confidential.


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