Kona woman struck by hit-and-run sedan 12-11-02

PHONE: 326-4646
DECEMBER 11, 2002


A 47-year-old female pedestrian was hospitalized after being struck by a sedan that left the scene of the accident Wednesday (December 11, 2002).

At 11:15 a.m., Kona patrol officers responded to the report of a motor vehicle-pedestrian accident on Alii Drive near the three-mile marker.

Upon their arrival they learned that the vehicle, described as an older model compact sedan light in color, was last seen heading north on Alii Drive after striking a pedestrian who was walking south on the makai shoulder of Alii Drive.

The victim, of a Kailua-Kona address, was taken to the Kona Community Hospital, where she remains in stable condition in the Intensive Care Unit.

Anyone with information about the accident or the identity of the driver is asked to call Officer Grad Elarianoff of the Kona Patrol at 326-4646 or the police non-emergency number at 935-3311.

Those who wish to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at 329-8181 in Kona or 961-8300 in Hilo. The numbers are answered 24 hours a day. Callers will be given a coded number and their identity will remain anonymous. Callers may be eligible for a reward of up to $1,000 if their call leads to an arrest, indictment or the recovery of property. Crime Stoppers neither subscribes to “Caller ID,” nor does it record phone calls.

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