36-year-old woman seriously injured in hit-and-run by motorcycle in Pāhoa on Big Island
A 36-year-old woman from Pāhoa suffered serious injuries following a hit-and-run collision early Friday morning on Highway 130, near Malama Street in Pāhoa.
Responding to a 4:01 a.m. call, Puna patrol officers determined that a motorcycle was heading south (Kalapana bound) on Highway 130 when it struck the woman. She was walking in the northbound shoulder lane off of Highway 130 just south of Malama Street.
The driver left the scene without helping the pedestrian.
While at the scene, the victim told police she was hit by a motorcycle. She was transported to the Hilo Medical Center, where she is currently listed in stable condition.
Police are asking the public in that area to review their home surveillance videos for any motorcycles during the hours of 3:30 a.m. to 4:00 a.m. on June 30. The motorcycle may have sustained front end damage.
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.
Puna patrol officers have initiated a negligent injury investigation and are asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Jared-Taylor Makaweo-Quihano at 808-965-2716 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.