Pedestrian critically injured after being struck by car on Ali’i Drive
A 35-year-old pedestrian in Kona sustained life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle collision in the early morning hours of Sunday on Ali‘i Drive near the Kailua-Kona pier.
The Hawai’i Police Department responded to a call at 3:29 a.m., and police investigators determined that a silver 2023 Toyota Corolla sedan, traveling north ran over the 35-year-old pedestrian that was laying down in the middle of the northbound lane.
The impact of the collision caused the victim to sustain severe head and internal injuries. The driver of the vehicle, a 49-year-old man from Kailua-Kona, stopped to render aid and called authorities.
The injured pedestrian was transported to the Kona Community Hospital for immediate medical attention and was subsequently transported to the Queens Medical Center in Honolulu for further treatment. He is currently listed in critical condition.
It has been established that the male pedestrian may have been under the influence of an intoxicant. Police do not expect to file charges in this investigation given that the driver stopped to render aid and the pedestrian’s possible impairment.
The Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit has initiated a traffic crash investigation and is asking for anyone who may have witnessed the collision to contact Officer Ansel Robinson 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.