Hit-and-run suspect turns himself in 09-19-04

HAWAII COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT
KONA PATROL DIVISION
SERGEANT RAYMOND E. CHILDERS
PHONE: 326-4646, EXT. 253
SEPTEMBER 19, 2004
I-05846
NEGLIGENT INJURY

MEDIA RELEASE UPDATE

Kona police arrested a 22-year-old man after he turned himself in Sunday (September 19, 2004) in connection with a hit-and-run accident that seriously injured a female pedestrian the night before.

Police said Joshua H. Shimaoka, of Kailua-Kona, turned himself in at 6:30 a.m. Sunday. Police took a statement from the suspect and released him pending further investigation.

They also recovered what appears to be the vehicle involved in the hit-and-run, a 1996 blue Honda four-door sedan.

About 7:20 p.m. Saturday, Kona patrol officers responded to a report of a traffic accident on Queen Kaahumanu Highway near the 95-mile marker just south of the Natural Energy Lab of Hawaii, also known as OTEC. Officers arrived as fire rescue personnel were treating an injured 34-year-old Kailua-Kona woman who had been struck by a car.

Witness said the woman was walking with another female along the shoulder of the road when she was struck by a car heading south toward Kailua-Kona. Witnesses said the car had been recklessly overtaking other cars at a high rate of speed and using the shoulder of the road to overtake other vehicles.

Witnesses described the vehicle as a blue or green compact, possibly a Toyota or Honda.

The injured woman was taken to the Kona Community Hospital, where she was reported Saturday evening in guarded condition suffering from lacerations and several broken bones.

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