Driver Critically Injured in Waikoloa Crash 08-31-01

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
SOUTH KOHALA PATROL DISTRICT
LIEUTENANT DONALD F. WATSON
PHONE: 887-3080
AUGUST 31, 2001
TC-013890

MEDIA RELEASE

A 53-year-old man was critically injured Friday (August 31, 2001) after he lost control of his car and overturned on Waikoloa Road in South Kohala.

The victim, a resident of Pahoa, Puna, was driving his 1978 Buick four-door sedan makai on Waikoloa Road at about the 10-mile marker when he attempted to pass another vehicle and lost control of the car, which overturned and came to rest against a tree.

The victim was taken to the North Hawaii Community Hospital, where he was reported in critical condition, and later flown to Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu.

The victim’s name was being withheld until notification of next of kin.

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