Police seek witnesses to Puna vehicle accident 05-08-02

PHONE: 966-5835
MAY 8, 2002


Puna police are seeking the public’s help in determining the cause of a vehicle accident that occurred about 3:50 a.m. Saturday (May 4, 2002) on the Pahoa-Keaau Road (Highway 130).

The accident involved a green 1995 Chevrolet Blazer multipurpose vehicle which ran off the road at about the three-mile marker, struck a telephone pole, overturned and caught fire, pinning one of the two occupants, Shawna Thompson, underneath.

Thompson, 23, of Pahoa, and the other occupant, Vincenso Gilbert, 27, also of Pahoa, were transported to the Hilo Medical Center and later flown to Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu, where Thompson was reported in critical condition.

Anyone with information about the accident is asked to contact Officer John Weber of the Puna Patrol at 966-5835.

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