10-22-23  Male Pedestrian Critically Injured in Kona Collision

Hawai‘i Police Department
Area II Traffic Enforcement Unit
Sergeant Thomas Koyanagi
Phone: (808) 326-4646, ext. 229
Report No.: 23-100210

Media Release

A 35-year-old Kailua-Kona male pedestrian sustained life-threatening injuries in a single-vehicle collision in the early morning hours of Sunday, October 22, 2023, on Ali‘i Drive, near the Kailua-Kona pier.

Responding to a call at 3:29 a.m., police investigators determined that a silver 2023 Toyota Corolla sedan, traveling north ran over the 35-year-old male that was laying down in the middle of the northbound lane. The impact of the collision caused the 35-year-old male pedestrian 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 ansel.robinson@hawaiicounty.gov. Tipsters who prefer to remain anonymous may call Crime Stoppers at (808) 961-8300. 

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